This striking modern African mudcloth pillow is handmade by artisans in Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. Each cloth features strips of hand-crafted mud cloth sewn with soft cotton fabric.
The craft of creating mudcloth, or bogolan, comes from Mali's Bamana people. Today's artisans hand paint long strips of cotton with rich muds and “Sodani” caustic soda to create contemporary designs inspired by Mali's rich artistic tradition.
Measures 18"L x 18"W x 6"T. For best care, hand wash in cool water and air dry.
Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.