Hand woven mud cloth cushion cover. Locally made cushion covers with beautiful raw mud cloth fabric sourced from Mali. This mud cloth cushion cover is a gorgeous combination of traditional and contemporary design. Insert a cushion and place it proudly on your sofas, armchairs, or bed.
Mud cloth, also known as 'Bògòlanfini' is a handmade Malian cotton fabric. It is one of Africa's most unusual and distinctive textiles.
Preserving cultural crafting techniques, our artisans spend hours upon hours weaving and painting Malian cotton with native fermented mud. The complex process is beyond impressive, as they even use mashed and boiled N'gallama tree leaves for that lovely yellow hue.
The mud itself is collected from riverbeds, and takes an entire year to prepare. Often our artisans decide to finish their work by removing some of the N'gallama tree dye, rendering it white.
*Cushion cover only. Cushion not included.
WHO MADE YOUR MUD CLOTH?
Our co-founder, Bee Friedmann, sourced our Bogòlanfini cloth during a trip to Senegal from our friend Jean Pierre whom we have been working with for quite some time.
Jean Pierre continues a close partnership with artisans coming from Mali.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Cotton, Fermented Mud & Plant Dye.
Sizing: 48cm x 31.5cm Approximately.
Our cushions can be machine washed on your coolest cycle (30 degrees and below).
We recommend washing them separately the first few washes to avoid the indigo transferring onto other laundry.
They are not suitable for tumble drying, please leave your Indigo textiles to dry naturally.
Avoid placing in direct sunlight as this may cause the natural dye to fade slightly.
Read more about how to care for your goods on our Care Guide.