Brown Mud Cloth

Brown Mud Cloth


48" x 80"

Bogolanfini or Mudcloth from the Bambara Tribe in Mali. 

In the Bambara language the word "bògòlanfini" is a composite of bogo, meaning "earth" or "mud;" lan, meaning "with" or "by means of;" and fini,  meaning "cloth." 

Although usually translated as "mud cloth," bogolan actually refers to a clay slip with a high iron content that produces a black pigment when applied to handspun and handwoven cotton textiles.