R6139/2 Textile; Bogolanfini; Mudcloth

Beige textile with a check design made up of many scrawled black and brown lines.

Mudcloth / Bogolanfini (Museum Accession Number R6139/2)

Bogolanfini, or mudcloth, is a Malian textile dyed using complex techniques and distinctive patterns. The cloth is traditionally made by men and dyed by women, using yellow and black dyes, and bleach to strip areas of colour away. This example was made around 1970. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: unknown

Place: Mali, West Africa, Africa

Date: 1970