MUD CLOTH + LEATHER DECORATIVE PILLOW - A decorative pillow made of the finest African fabric
This Bogolanfini is similar to a Malian cotton fabric traditionally made with fermented mud. this decorative pillow is designed to accentuate accentuate minimalist living spaces. We use the same fabric as in our Bogolan Pouch !
Bogolanfini fabrics have an important place in traditional Malian culture. and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity. Bogolanfini was born in the 12th century. It was actually originally used by peasants. The fabric is matriarchal in a way, as each pattern tells a different story and secrets which are passed from mother to daughter. A reoccurring trend in these patterns offer variations of protection or safety. PROCESS
For more information on the actual Bogolan making checkthis page out.
We import the Malian fabrics to our Portland, OR studio where we measure cut and carefully sew.
We cut. We sew.
It may sound simple but each step takes time, patience and care. Especially since it's all handmade.
Bogolan fabric can be washed by hand using cold water. As you can imagine, mud cloth fabrics can deteriorate with too much wash so dry cleaning is often more preferable.
To ensure that you can use the quality pillow you desire,the pillow insert isn't included.