Hand crafted with made with 100% cotton Jute, finished off with the traditional bogolan, a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud.
One size fits all. This elegant kimono, perfect for casual summer evenings or dressed up to suit any occasion. Deep comfortable pockets with mud cloth detail and tassels to finish. The strip of mud cloth down the back of the kimono and the detail around the collar makes for an exquisite design.
Handmade, slow production One size/adjustable. This design comes in 2 colors, cream and black with different mud cloth variations.
▲MUDCLOTH, thin strips of plain fabric are woven together into squares that are then stitched together. After the construction of the cloth, the fabric is then dyed in baths of leaves and branches. This process is used to bind the dye to the fabric.
The fabric is then laid out to dry in the sun, after which beautiful patterns are intricately and carefully painted using a special kind of mud. The mud, collected from numerous streams and ponds and left to ferment over seasons.
As the mud dries, it changes colors, from dark brown or black to a gray color. The excess mud is washed off the fabric and the process is repeated many times. With each repetition, the affected area becomes darker. The unpainted areas are treated with a bleaching agent, turning the natural yellow color brown. After sun drying for a week, the fabric is washed off and leaves the characteristic white pattern on a dark background.
The production process is long and tedious yet the finished product is indeed a work of art.
Our clothing range preserves the art of traditional tailors, craftsmanship and textiles while supporting local small scale artisans in India. Our production consists of 8 local artisans. Together we design and create items made from the fabric we source at a local textile market in India. Tradesmen from Mali supply us with the mudcloth featured in our clothing range, sourced in west Africa. Our designs pay homage to traditional textiles. Catering to the appreciator of slow fashion, and lovers of tribal art.
- One size, 75cm length
- 100% cotton Jute
- Traditional Bogolan details
- Deep comfortable pockets
- Black or White available
- Handmade by us in India
*Made with love, handle with love! Hand wash only in cold water with natural soap, hang to dry in shady area.