MUD CLOTH PONCHO
MUD CLOTH PONCHO
An artful outer piece for Fall. Mud Cloth, or "Bogolanfini", which means earth mud cloth, is originally handmade in Mali. Thick handwoven organic cotton is pieced together in strips, then dyed using branches, plants and mud from marshes. The cloth is left to dry in the sun for several days and then repeatedly washed to remove excess mud. Women paint symbols throughout the cloth with paint or a bleaching substance. The symbols are codes - a language carried down from mother to daughter, telling stories. And not all mud cloth is the same story - or language, for that matter. The symbols admired on each cloth is a language specific and unique to each community that makes the cloth. Therefor, an alluring mystery to you and I.
Front Length: 14" / Back Length: 31" / Neck Height: 7.75" / Neck Funnel Width: 16.5" / Poncho Width: 40"
Fits sizes 2 - 14(XS - L)
Prints will vary for each poncho
Suited for all heights. Fit seen on model will be similar for heights 5'6" and below.
Model is 5' and wearing size Small
Mud cloth can be machine washed on Gentle/Delicates cycle only - NO DETERGENT
Dry Cleaning is preferred if you are unfamiliar with handling mud cloth.
Do not iron or steam (cloth is hand painted and iron/direct steam will ruin print)
Hang or Lay dry. Do not Tumble Dry.
I buy my mud cloth directly from vendors of Mali, where mud cloth is originally made. And since no two cloths are alike, many hours are taken to evaluate each cloth I encounter. I look for just the right print of symbols for each of my designs and make sure it's clean of excessive mud stains and large rips. The cotton strips pieced together are never equal in width so I make sure all prints are perfectly aligned so that they'll hang well during wear. And lastly, I always get my cloths with extra long frayed raw edges. A signature touch for my mud cloth outerwear.
Handmade to order by the designer. Ships in 2-3 weeks. All domestic shipping is USPS 1-3 Day Priority Mail.