This modern African mudcloth blanket is handcrafted using natural dying methods in Bamako, Mali.
The fabric is made using locally grown cotton and has the texture of a thick, soft canvas. Designs are hand-dyed on each blanket.
Measures 46"W x 72"L. Designs may vary slightly.
The Kuba people of Zaire, formerly the Belgian Congo, specialize in the making of kuba textiles. Production of these textiles is a multiple stage process which involves the participation of children, men and women of the same clan. The process includes gathering and preparing the raffia fibers for weaving and embroidery, weaving the basic cloth unit, dyeing the embroidery fibers, and embellishing the woven cloth with embroidery, applique, patchwork and dye.