Mud Cloth/Bogolan Fabric
MUD CLOTH/BOHOLAN PRINT FABRIC
Width: 45 inch (114cm)
Pre-cut Lengths: 3m or 2m
These fabrics are made of 100% cotton, with authentic mud cloth patterns.
These patterns originally come from Mali, Africa.
Mud cloth is a cotton fabric with an abundance of cultural significance throughout Africa. In its place of origin, Mali, West Africa, mud cloth is worn by hunters as ritual protection and as a badge of status. Immediately after childbirth, women are wrapped in the cloth, as it is believed to have the power to absorb pain and deflect anything negative or dangerous.
Mud cloth also is known as as “Bogolanfini.” In the Bambara language, Bogolanfini is made up of three words: Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud,” lan, which means “with,” and fini, which translates to “cloth,” which is how the fabric gets its name.
These fabrics have been bought from Black Owned Business.
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HOW TO REMOVE THE STICKER Almost all African fabrics contain stickers on the fabric. These stickers have been put on by the manufacturer. These stickers cannot simply be pulled off, as they may tear or leave adhesive residue. The easiest way to remove the stickers is to first iron the stickers from the back of the fabric with a steam iron, these stickers will then release on their own. To remove any remaining adhesive residue you can lightly steam it again and rub it off with a cloth, or wash short pieces of fabric afterwards at a maximum of 30 degrees Celsius. Do not use chemicals or other cleaning agents. Do not put in the dryer! Washing instructions: Wash fabrics at maximum 30 degrees Celsius. The fabric can shrink by up to 5%. Do not use a tumble dryer, bleach or other agents.African wax ankara can be somewhat stiff at first, but it softens upon washing. Beware of colour bleed.
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