Mustard Tribal Mud Cloth
Insert not Included. Available for purchase HERE
The fabric for this pillow is vintage mud cloth sourced from Africa and handmade by artisans. It is offered in square and lumbar sizes. The pillow cover is finished with our natural linen blend backing and closed by a hidden zipper.
Please be aware that, being uniquely handcrafted, every pillow is one of a kind, resulting in subtle variations between pieces and minor imperfections. While our website's imagery provides a close representation of the craftsmanship, please understand that the item you receive may not be an exact replica.
Care Instructions: Please practice caution when stuffing your pillow case with an insert. Many of these fabrics are vintage and must be handled delicately. We recommend spot treating.
All orders placed after 1 PM PST will start processing on the next business day. Please allow 2-5 business days for standard processing.
Pillow handmade in Los Angeles.
Mud cloth, also known as "Bògòlanfini," is a captivating textile art form originating from Mali in West Africa. Woven cotton fabric is soaked in a solution of boiled, mashed leaves from the local n'gallama tree, which contains tannins that act as a natural dye fixative. Intricate patterns are then hand-painted onto the cloth using fermented mud or clay, resulting in a striking contrast between the dark mud-dyed areas and the original creamy fabric. The entire process reflects the cultural significance of storytelling, history, and artistic expression within the communities of its origin.