West African Bògòlanfini Mud Cloth 'White Tracks'
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Hand woven mud cloth. Beautiful raw mud cloth fabric sourced from Mali. This mud cloth is a gorgeous combination of traditional and contemporary design. Turn it into curtains, cushions, and more.
Mud cloth, also known as 'Bògòlanfini' is a handmade Malian cotton fabric. It is one of Africa's most unusual and distinctive textiles.
Preserving cultural crafting techniques, our artisans spend hours upon hours weaving and painting Malian cotton with native fermented mud. The complex process is beyond impressive, as they even use mashed and boiled N'gallama tree leaves for that lovely yellow hue.
The mud itself is collected from riverbeds, and takes an entire year to prepare. Often our artisans decide to finish their work by removing some of the N'gallama tree dye, rendering it white.
Our co-founder, Bee Friedmann, sourced our Bogòlanfini cloth during a trip to Senegal from our friend Jean Pierre whom we have been working with for quite some time.
Jean Pierre continues a close partnership with artisans coming from Mali.
Read more about our Artisans here.
Materials: Cotton, Fermented Mud & Plant Dye.
Sizing: 120cm x 170cm Approximately.
Dry Clean Only. Mud cloths are dyed using naturally fermented clay and plants, this means that they are not suitable for harsh machine washing or tumble drying. You may spot clean small stains using a damp cloth. Keep away from light fabrics, as some dye may transfer.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
Once you have placed an order with AARVEN we will do our utmost to ensure your item arrives as quickly as possible. Orders received before 12 noon (Monday - Friday) will be dispatched the same day. Orders placed at a weekend or on an English bank holiday, will be sent the next working day.
FREE All orders over £50 UPS (1-2 working days)*
Royal Mail Tracked 48hrs (2-3 working days)
Royal Mail Tracked 24hrs (1-2 working days)
Royal Mail Special Delivery (order before 12 noon Monday to Thursday to receive next working day, if ordering on a Friday please select 'Guaranteed Saturday Delivery')
Royal Mail Guaranteed Saturday Delivery (order before 12 noon Friday to receive Saturday morning)
Extra Large/Cat Basket UPS (1-2 working days)
|UPS (1-2 working days)||£4.95|
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES- Rest of World
|Europe Tracked & Signed 7-10 Days||£12.00|
|Europe Large Parcel- Tracked & Signed 7-10 Days||£38.99|
|Rest of World (excluding U.S.A.) Royal Mail Tracked | 7-14 Working Days||£15.95|
|Rest of World (excluding U.S.A.) UPS | UPS 2-7 Working Days|
Australia UPS Extra Large/Cat Basket | UPS 3-17 Working Days
INTERNATIONAL DELIVERIES- U.S.A
|U.S.A Royal Mail (orders under £30) | Tracked & Signed 7-10 Days|
U.S.A Orders over £30 | UPS 2-4 Working Days
|U.S.A Royal Mail Extra Large/Cat Basket| Tracked & Signed 7-10 Days|
* Cat Baskets incure an extra shipping fee due to the large size of the item (Extra Large/Cat Basket)
When ordering goods from AARVEN for delivery outside of the European Union, you may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied once the package reaches your country. Any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.