There’s a new throw pillow darling on my bed. It’s of African descent, features bold patterns and is bang on trend. Say hello to the lovely mud cloth! One can get lost in the realms of exotic African textiles as there are all sorts of interesting textures and materials, but my new focus is firmly fixed on a textile known as mud cloth. If you love earthy, neutral tones, patterns and textures, then this is for you.
Mud cloth, also known as Bogolanfini, is a handmade Malian cotton fabric. It is dyed using a process of fermented mud that dates back to 12th century. What makes traditional mud cloth so special is that each piece is unique and has a story to tell. The patterns are not only decorative, but also rich in cultural significance.
I think what really draws me to this fabric is it’s versatility and the way it fits so easily across my favourite interior styles. Mud course is of course very much at home in any ethic or tribal-esque space, but works just as well in a pared back Scandi environment too.
In case I’ve managed to win you over, or if you were on the lookout for a new throw pillow anyway, I’ve gathered a round-up of my favorite Mud Cloth Throw Pillows – all available online.
Happy weekend, peeps!