Hand crafted with made with 100% cotton, finished off with the traditional bogolan, a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud.
Mudcloth details around V neck , on the back and along the tops parts of both sleeves. This is a one size fits all top coming in two color variations, black or off white, please specify which you would prefer.
Due to the nature of this product being handmade, please note slight color variations may occur. The beauty is in the imperfections.
▲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
- 100% cotton Jute
- Traditional Bogolan details
- 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.