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Genuine hand-painted mud cloth from Mali.Mud cloth is one Africa's most unusual and unique textile traditions.    Narrow strips of hand-woven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged up to one year.

Genuine hand-painted mud cloth from Mali.Mud cloth is one Africa's most unusual and unique textile traditions. Narrow strips of hand-woven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged up to one year.

Part 1: African batiks and African-inspired textiles

African Batiks, Textiles, & Yinka Shonibare MBE, Part 1

Africa | Ceremonial textile from Cameroon; Hand woven on narrow loom; indigo resist dyed

Cameroon Indigo Ceremonial Textile

Cameronean ceremonial textile, hand-woven on a narrow loom then indigo resist dyed.

This is an unusually intricate and detailed piece of Mud Cloth. I have several pieces and have yet to see exquisite ones like this. Indigo Arts Gallery | Art from Africa | Art from Africa - Bogolanfini Mud-Cloth from Mali

Bogolanfini Mud-Cloth from Mali //artist: Nakunte Diarra

Africa | Strip woven cloth from the Ewe people of Togo | Cotton, locally woven and dyed.

West Africa: Strip woven cloth from the Ewe people of Togo. Quite similar to Kente cloth of Ghana.

i like most fabric/jewelry from mali. it's different from the rest of west africa too! this is bogolanfini mudcloth from mali, west africa

African chieftan blanket, 19th century. Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Cotton, wool. Beautiful, authentic colors

Cotton and wool African chieftan blanket, century, Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Using the leaf of the raffia tree, the Kuba people of the Congo first hand cut, and then weave the strips of leaf to make pieces of fabric, often called raffia cloth.

I am extremely excited to be exploring Africa with my students this year. I have been researching different tribes of some of the countries...

Hand-woven Kuba raffia cloth from The Congo. The African Fabric Shop : Textiles, beads and inspiration from Africa

Kuba Cloth

I kind of love the 'unfinished' look of this piece, Kuba Shoowa 104 - would be fun to incorporate this in a knit item

Peul - Mali

"Kaasa Allah duuri" blanket from the Peul (Fulani) people of Mali.

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