Bògòlanfini or bogolan is a handmade 

Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian 

cultural identity. 

   In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms, strips of cotton fabric about 15 centimetres (5.9 in) wide are woven and stitched into cloths about 1 metre (3 ft) wide and 1.5 metres (5 ft) long.

   The cotton used is typically locally grown and is dyed with fermented mud and plant dyes. The handmade material can have looser knits and be more dense than commercial fabrics.

 

MALIAN MUD CLOTH