- Size: approx. 17.7 x 17.7 in / 45 x 35 cm
- Hand spun cotton
- Hand-loomed by Artisans
- Zipper closure
- Insert not included
Want to give an instant bohemian touch to your decor?
This elegant handmade mudcloth pillow is a tasteful piece of art that brings you some Malian earthly charisma to help you rest and rejuvenate. The cloth makes a pleasing to touch pillow, while being versatile, resilient and long lasting. This mudcloth pillow is a true testament to the respect African culture gives to Mother Earth as a great provider for people’s wants and needs.
This pillow will transform your interior into an inspirational showcase of human ingenuity and appreciation. Mudcloth dying is a natural dying technique which has been passed down from generation to generation, time immemorial. It pays homage to the amazing Malian aptitude to be creative and resourceful in making the most of what mother earth provides.
To dye the cloth, it is first soaked in a dye bath made from the mashed and boiled leaves of the n’gallama tree. The cloth is then sundried and painted with intricate motifs which are deeply symbolic of Malian culture and the connection they have with Gaia. The paint, is a special mud, collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year in clay jars, which chemically reacts with the dyed cloth to leaves the final colour after it is washed off. Finally, the n’gallama dye is washed off.
Native mudcloth, known as bògòlanfini, is widespread in Malian culture. It is believed to be able to absorb negative miasmas and so provide protection to everyone around it. With this pillowcase, you will experience the true art and culture of the Malian people, while sharing the good luck and vibes it protects within the nearby space.
✧ Our pillows are treated and cleaned by specialists before shipment.
✧ We guarantee natural and clean items of the highest quality.
Shipping and Returns
✧ You are delivered by Fedex or DHL to your home within 2 to 3 business days. In case of unavailability, you can postpone the delivery to the desired day or ask for a pickup at a pick-up point.
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