Mudcloth Cushion in Ochre

$145.00

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Hand made from extraordinarily beautiful fabric, the unique designs combined with hand woven fabric produces an elegant, rich, luxurious textile. Social status, characters and occupations are all things that are communicated in each piece of mud cloth so these gorgeous cushions are also full of a soulful positive intent for wellbeing.

The cloth is made from hand woven cotton and block printed using fermented mud coloured with natural dyes. As with most genuine African products, these cushions are unique and slightly different.

In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms, strips of cotton fabric are woven and stitched into cloths.

The dyeing begins with a step invisible in the finished product. The cloth is soaked in a dye bath made from mashed and boiled, or soaked, leaves of the nagallama tree. Now yellow, the cloth is sun-dried and then painted with designs using a piece of metal or wood. The paint, carefully and repeatedly applied to outline the intricate motifs, is a special mud, collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year in a clay jar. Thanks to a chemical reaction between the mud and the dyed cloth, the brown color remains after the mud is washed off. Finally, the yellow n’gallama dye is removed from the unpainted parts of the cloth rendering them white.

Availability: Dispatched with 2-3 days.

Dimensions: 50cm by 50cm. Insert included

These beautiful African products are unique and come in a range of possible sizes and colours and other variations. Email us today to ask for more information.

 

Colour:
Brown
Size:
50 cm H x 50 cm W x 5 cm D
Shipping: Shipping will be calculated at the checkout. For our estimated shipping rates, please visit our Shipping & Returns Page. We offer discounted shipping rates Australia-wide. ------------------------------------------------------------------ Estimated Shipping Time: Please take into account both the product dispatch time, as well as the estimated delivery time. NSW: - Sydney metropolitan: 1-2 business days - NSW Regional Areas (including ACT): 1-4 business days VICTORIA - Melbourne metropolitan: 1-3 business days - VIC Regional Areas: 2-5 business days QUEENSLAND - Brisbane/Gold Coast metropolitan: 1-3 business days - QLD Regional Areas: 5-10 business days SOUTH AUSTRALIA - Adelaide metropolitan: 2 - 4 business days - SA Regional Areas: 5 -10 business days WESTERN AUSTRALIA - Perth metropolitan: 3-5 business days - WA Regional Areas: 6-14 business days NORTHERN TERRITORY - Darwin metropolitan: 6-10 business days - NT Regional Areas: 8-14 business days TASMANIA - Hobart metropolitan: 5-7 business days - TAS Regional Areas: 7-12 business days ------------------------------------------------------------------ Returns: This is a special order item that will be shipped directly to you from our supplier. We do not offer change of mind returns on this item.

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