Mudcloth cushions are made from a traditional Bògòlanfini or bogolan fabric from Mali. The cushions are made from cotton grown locally and dyed with fermented mud and vegetable dyes. You can recognize the cushions by the hand-painted African motifs and the often brown colours. Each pattern and design has a special meaning, depending on the region and ethnic group. So your cushion tells a story!
Tips for using your Mudcloth cushion
Use this unique cushion to create a bohemian vibe, both indoors and outdoors. This cushion gives a warm atmosphere to your living room or bedroom, but also matches well with the natural tones of your garden. Pick a nice spot for your cushion and mix and match it with other nice items. Tip: Match the cushions with each other by matching the color of one cushion with the color of the symbols on the other cushion.
Specifications of your mudcloth cushions
- Handwoven by our cooperative of artisans in Morocco
- Made from bogolan fabric.
- The cushion comes without an inner cushion. We believe that you can fill the cushion in a ‘green’ way with for example a cushion that you already have but don’t use anymore or with old clothes. Would you like to have it filled anyway? Send us a message and we will arrange it for you!
- Washing instructions: We advise you not to let the cushion come into contact with water. This can cause the color to fade or the color to give off. It is better to dry-clean this cushion in case of stains or to hang it outside to refresh. To prevent stains you can impregnate the cushion with a textile spray.
Handmade Mudcloth Cushions
Our Mudcloth cushions are originally made in West Africa. Each color and motif has a meaning, such as marriage or birth. The symbols often differ per region and tribe, which ensures that there are many different patterns to be found. The cushions are made of cotton and colored with fermented mud and vegetable dyes. Every cushion is unique! Because of the hand-weaving of the cotton and the dyeing of the fabric, there are always small imperfections in it, which we believe gives the cushions more character.
In cooperation with our cooperative in Marrakesh, we produce the most beautiful creations. We continue to invest in the personal development of the craftsmen. We are proud to guarantee that every purchase goes to the maker of your beautiful cushion. This is extremely important and the only way to keep this traditional craft alive.