African Mud Cloth… Bogolan as it is known locally in Mali which translates to (Bogo)Mud" and (lan)Made with" is an African textile that is handmade and rich with history… The Malian form of Mud Cloth is the most popular and it was a Fabric traditionally made by men using fermented mud to create its colors and unique patterns and designs… Mud Cloth also has a Rich cultural significance as it was worn by Malian warriors and hunters for camouflage as well as by Women at certain events as it also represents status in Mali… Mud Cloth in modern day has somewhat made a crossover into mainstream fashion as it was apart of a African Fusion into young black fashion in the early 90’s and now can be seen sometimes in mainstream fashion shows by some famous designers who sometimes don’t rightfully credit African Fashion as their inspiration even though it is clear that they are… Bogolan or Mud Cloth is another of Africa’s Fabrics that is Rich with history and is unique in it’s Beauty…
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