Bogolan

.:: WHAT IS THE BOGOLAN? ::.

Bogolan or Bogolanfini means 'made of mud or mud cloth' in Bambara, the main language of Mali. Fabric made of cotton 100% hand-woven originally in Mali, West Africa and dyed with fermented mud and other organic dyes. The technique of dyeing is 100% organic, free of any kind of harmful chemicals. The artisans draw symbols on these fabrics to tell traditional stories of its peoples, proverbs and culture. Used in the past by warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. However today, people around the world are using them to connect with their African heritage. Making the fabric takes approximately one week to complete.