Bogolan fabric, dessin cowry shell
Piece of pure cotton bogolan fabric- originating from the Dogon area in Mali. Produced by traditional bogolaniers (see also bogolan making elewehere this website), this piece features the cowry shell in a handmade pattern. The black colour is made with mud and is relatively colour fast. The pattern is only vaguely recognizable at the backside (one of the characteristics of a true bogolan). The fabric is composed of small strips of cotton. This unfinished piece is ideal for making cushion covers, blankets or sewing other items.
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Length: 285 cm
Width: 110 cm (7 strips)
Washable but colours will gradually fade.
Product photography by Saskia Overzee (www.saskiaoverzee.nl)