MUD CLOTH - KOUTIALA
Handspun + Handwoven in Mali - 100% Cotton
Our Mud Cloth is a wonderful way of bringing West African culture rich in tradition and authenticity into your space. With the use of earthy tones they are a great addition to most spaces as a throw or even as cushions. Each one is unique and has been handmade using traditional techniques dating back to the 12th century. We work side by side with the artisans from the Ségou region in Mali.
First the local cotton is loosely spun and then woven in strips from the soft spun cotton. Then the strips are sewn together to create a large piece. The designs are painted, stencilled and dip dyed varying combinations and designs through a process of several months. The different colours are achieved from a combination of fermented mud dyes and leaves reacting with each other. Traditionally these would be worn by the local people but today they are highly sought after homewares giving any space that textural and earthy feel.
Approximate size 160-180cm x 100cm
Material 100% cotton, It is also known as Bògòlanfini.