Why is mudcloth called mudcloth?
The term “mudcloth” is loosely translated from Bambara, the language spoken in Mali. “Bògòlanfini” as it is called in Bambara, combines three root words: “bogo” meaning earth or mud, “lan” meaning 'with', and “fini” meaning cloth.
Mud Cloth Fabric is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud.
African artisans hand-dye symbols into these fabrics in order to tell stories of their villages and African proverbs. Mudcloth has a long tradition of being used by West African warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. Nowadays, people across the globe are wearing them to stand out and celebrate their connection to the African continent.
Ideal for African Tribal Cloth , apparel, clothing, home decorations, crafts, pillow case, table cloth and creative projects.
Sizes are vary as these are handmade fabric.