Fermented Mud Pillow

  • $115.00
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WOW! This pillow is a true natural, artistic creation! #SOBEAUTIFUL!

The mud cloth pillow was produced by highly skilled craftsmen and women in an artisanal workshop. Your purchase helps to support the continuation of these traditional craft techniques.

Mud cloth, locally known as Bogolanfini (earth with cloth), is produced in Mali, Africa. This traditional and unique fabric is made by stitching together narrow lengths of hand spun, hand woven cotton and then painted using natural dyes including fermented mud. 

The patterns and motifs of the cloth are full of symbolic meaning, a language expressing the stories of the makers, such as social status, character, foods, animals and tools. Each color of cloth also has meaning and can act as useful camouflage.

The very nature of the crafting process results in a beautifully organic fabric rich with a slub texture. Any marks and uneven color is normal and part of the authentic handcrafted nature of mud cloth textiles.

Filled with shredded natural rubber. Organic inside and outside!!! #safehome

Small Stuffed: 13" x 13" x 8"

Small Unstuffed: 16" x 16" 

Medium Unstuffed: 20" x 20"

Large Unstuffed: 23" x 23"  

Cleaning: Dry cleaning only (or brush off and let sit outside with sunshine)