12 Things You Didn’t Know About African Mud Cloth

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Written by Julia Austin

Mud cloth, otherwise known as bògòlanfini, is the term for a Malian textile made from hand-woven cotton dyed in multiple processes with leaves, branches, and river mud. Mud cloth has made its way into international fashion and luxury living, appearing on runways, popping up in home décor on sites such as Etsy and eBay, and finding its way into imported fabric stores. In Mali, large quantities of the cloth are made specifically for tourists who travel here to purchase it. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about African mud cloth.

Sources: Designsponge.com, Africaimports.com, Britishmuseum.org