Orange Arrows Lumbar Pillow - White

Add some worldly culture to your abode with these stunning mud cloth pillows. Made using authentic mud cloth from the West African nation of Mali. In Bambara, the native language of Mali, the cloth is known as bogolanfini, which is actually made up of three words.  Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud”, lan, meaning “with” and fini, meaning “cloth”.  Bogolanfini is a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using a process of fermented mud that dates back to the 12th century.  The cloth is first dyed in baths of tree leaves and branches, then sun-dried.  The patterns are painted on using a special mud collected from ponds during the previous seasons and left to ferment.  As the cloth dries, the dark black mud turns grey and the cloth is washed to remove excess mud.  This process is repeated multiple times in order to achieve the desired color.  The light areas are painted with a bleaching agent, and left to dry in the sun for over a week.  When the bleach is washed off, what remains is the characteristic white pattern.  Each of these patterns tells a story of the maker using symbols passed on from generation to generation. 

Size // 20x36"

Type // Large Lumbar Pillow

    Details

    • Tailored from traditional Malian cotton mud cloth
    • Hand loomed 6” strips whipstitched together by hand
    • Hand painted with all-natural dyes made from tree leaves, branches and mud
    • Front is 100% cotton, backing is 100% natural denim
    • Natural leather accent and hang tag
    • Brass zipper with leather pull
    • Finished with knife edges
    • Pillow insert is a custom oversized 90-10 feather and goose down fill to provide a full and luxurious pillow
    • The artisan-crafted fabric is dyed by hand; natural variations in color and pattern are part of its unique character
    • African mud cloth has been pretreated for colorfastness; however, natural dyes may transfer to furniture or clothing, especially when exposed to water or moisture
    • For indoor use only
    • Professional dry cleaning recommended
    • Made in USA from imported materials

    //  We donate 10% of your purchase to AdoptTogether.org 


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