Mudcloth is an iconic symbol of West African art and cultural heritage. Mudcloth dyeing was pioneered by the women of Mali’s Bambara culture, many years ago. Each pattern is rich in cultural significance. They often refer to historical events, animals or mythological concepts and proverbs.
A single piece can take several months to produce. The careful process of dyeing and painting using fermented mud requires considerable skill and patience. Malian fine artists of today use mudcloth designs and techniques in their paintings and the fabric remains popular in contemporary fashion.
Garment Dimensions: 78cm (chest) x 83cm (length)
We determine our shirt size by measuring straight across the chest, underneath the armpits.
The length is calculated from the top of the shirt, right next to the collar, measuring straight down to the hem. As shown in the image to the right.
Please note, all measurements are taken while the garment is lying flat.