Dusty Blue African Mud Cloth


4 pieces in stock

Why we love it: Mud cloth features the perfect imperfection of true artisan work. Every piece is unique and no two are ever the same. These items can be used as runners or a scarves and serve as the ideal travel companions (not too hot and can be worn over shoulders, necks, or around the waist as a sarong).


Though it’s commonly referred to as “African”, mud cloth hails from northern Africa, specifically the inland country of Mali in the Western Sahara region. The term “mud cloth” 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. The handmade Malian cloth dyed using fermented mud, giving it its name-sake. The tradition dates back to the 12th century.

Please note: Due to their nature, each one will vary slightly 

Available in 23", 28" and 43" widths. 

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