Certainly the best known of truly "African" textiles, bogolan is a hand-woven fabric with cotton threads that is dyed using a traditional technique common to Burkina Faso, Guinea and of course Mali.
Bogolan means “from the mud” in Bambara (language of the Mandinka, the ethnic group from the south of the Sahel). After dyeing the cotton canvas, the artist paints the patterns by hand using fermented mud and decoctions of tree bark.
The symbolism of the patterns is unique and finds its meaning in the daily life of rural people or in the history of the village. Each model is unique.
Dimensions: 45 x 45 cm, 40 x 60 cm, 40 x 40 cm
Thanks...author is really helpful and resolved also small issue. Pillow rug is very nice - great texture on this bogolan (mudcloth) fabric.
This mudclothe pillow was not only beautiful the wrapping of it was thoughtful as well. Will definitely buy from this vendor again. Thank you