In the Bambara language, spoken in Mali, the word bògòlanfini is a composition of three words. Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud,” lan, meaning “with” and fini, meaning “cloth.” The word is translated as “mud cloth”.
Traditional Mudcloth is special for so many reasons. Each piece is unique, with their symbols telling a unique story. This secret language of the cloth was passed down from mother to daughter and now to you.
Please note that you will be acquiring a handmade and hand dyed piece using antique looms and natural dyes. For this reason, could be some imperfections in the shapes or pattern which we love as it make each pillow cover authentic one of a kind pieces.
The dyes used to obtain the Indigo colour are completely natural, obtaining this unique and precious Indigo shine that we like so much. To prevent the same dye from staining other garments on contact, we have washed the fabric 3-4 times beforehand to prevent the colour from fading. However, it is possible that some of the natural blue colour may come out. We recommend a dry clean or hand wash in cold water using neutral soap and leave to dry in the sun.
This cover is made from authentic Malian Mudcloth, and in the local culture the Indigo colour is highly valued for its healing properties.
Tags: Mudcloth , Cushion, Mudcloth Pillow Cover