Tuesday, February 9, 2016

African Mudcloth

We have some very unique new fabric pieces in the store right now: two hand-dyed lengths of African mudcloth, made in Bamako, Mali.

This 100% cotton fabric was handwoven, then hand-dyed using only natural earth dyes. The narrow strips are then seamed together to make a whole cloth. Called "bogolanfini" in the Bambara language, each piece of mudcloth is unique.

The heavier weight and bold designs would make these fabrics great for home sewing like throw pillows or bags. Boxy jackets and vests would also look great!

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