Authentic African Mudcloth Pillow
For much of human history, textiles were the most precious and valuable item a person could own. This is no surprise considering the time-consuming and labor intensive processes used to create enduring fabrics such as Bogolanfini mudcloths. Our graphic, geometric pillows created from these authentic cotton cloths are individually handmade in Africa, and will bring geometric graphics into your interior. Each is unique, expect variation in pattern.
- Authentic cotton mudcloth from Mali
- 20 x 20 inches
- Linen back
- Removable goose feather and down (90/10) inner
- Zipper closure
- Exclusive to Pfeifer Studio
- Handmade in South Africa
- Spot clean
ABOUT THIS COLLECTION
African mudcloth, traditionally known as Bogolanfini, is a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using a process of fermented mud that dates back to 12th century. Traditionally, the men are responsible for weaving the narrow strips of plain fabric that are then pieced together into a larger rectangular cloth. The cloth is first dyed in baths of the leaves and branches of trees. The now-yellow cloth is sun-dried and patterns are painstakingly painted with a special mud, which has been collected from ponds during the previous seasons and left to ferment. As the cloth dries, the dark black mud turns gray and the cloth is washed to remove excess mud. This process is repeated numerous times and with each application, the mud-painted area of the cloth becomes darker. The yellow areas are then painted with a bleach, which turns the yellow patterns brown. The cloth is left to dry in the sun for a week. When the bleach solution is washed off with water, what remains is the characteristic white pattern on a dark background.
SHIPPING & DELIVERY
- USA (contiguous): • Free Delivery • 2-5 days in transit • Ships with FedEx Ground
- International: • You will be contacted with a delivery price before shipment. • 7-14 day transit time (average) • Shipped with FedEx Express or US Priority Mail International • Sent tax and duty collect
We take great pride in the quality of our merchandise. If for any reason you are not happy with your purchase, you may return the item(s) within 30 days of receiving the order for a full refund of the merchandise cost. After 30 days, we will replace or refund your purchase against manufacturer's defects ONLY. Please note that we cannot accept returns on custom orders or on items damaged through normal wear and tear. Delivery fees are non-refundable.
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