Sleeveless top in classic artisanal Bogolan (mudcloth) print cotton
– Concealed zipper with hook-and-eye closure on the side
– Dry clean in order to preserve the true natural color or wash delicately in water of 30 degrees Celsius or less
– Fabric: Cotton
– Color: Black
– Made in Italy
The ancient Bogolan (mudcloth) technique explained by the master textile dyers in Mali: Handspun, handwoven and hand-painted cotton. Mineral mud-dye is known as bogolanfini in Bambara and is a dyeing method which encompasses a lot of traditional symbolism. Cloth is soaked in a mordanting solution made from boiling the tannin-rich leaves of the kalama plant. Once the cloth has dried, it is painted with mineral mud extracted from the Niger River, rendering the cloth black, dark brown, or grey, depending on the source of the mud and the whims of the dyer.
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