The traditional art of Bogolan, or mud cloth, is entirely organic and kind to the environment. It contains no harmful chemicals and it uses dried leaves and tree bark as dye to print on organic cotton. Bogolan means ‘made from mud’ in Bambara, the main language of Mali. The mud comes from the river Niger and through the process of oxidization, it reacts with the natural dyes, producing a rich black when it has dried and washed off the fabric. This process is also traditionally done on the banks of the river Niger, or its tributary the Bani, where the fabric is spread out to dry in the sun.
- 20″x 20″
- pillow insert not included, pillow cover only