THE ORIGINS OF MALIAN MUDCLOTH
“It is believed that the patterns within the cloth are imbued with Nyama, which is a vital life force, energy or strength.” https://bogolanfini.wordpress.com/about/history-of-malian-mudcloth/
BògòlanfinI- Is the fabric dye process in which plants and mud rich in iron create vibrant colors and patterns specific to the country of Mali. The artwork of each piece make up symbolic patterns that reflect various regions and tribes, social status, or even major life events that weave a story into the complexity of these textiles.
Once textiles are chosen, patterns are carefully mixed and matched to create unique combinations, each numbered for it’s individuality. Thoughtfully curated trims, contrast fabrics and pop color bindings are chosen from Los Angeles vendors using dead stock fabrics as an eco-conscious choice.
Each style made is individually cut due to the complexity of the mudcloth, as opposed to the current mass market way of laying out multiple layers of fabric and cutting at once. Sewn by locally sourced, ethical manufacturers in the Los Angeles area.