Mudcloth fabrics have taken over the design world, they’ve been appearing everywhere this year but the textile is not new, it’s been around since the 12th century.
Mudcloth originates from Mali, Africa, and it’s true name is bògòlanfini. In the Bambara language, bogo, means “mud,” lan, means “with” and fini means “cloth,” hence the translation into the English word mudcloth. Find out more about the history of mudcloth in this article.
Authentic mudcloth fabric is handwoven and has a textured surface. It is also hand dyed so imperfection is to be expected. For both those reasons it’s a desirable textile in interior design, and will add a touch of global flair to any space. Mudcloth pillows are the “it pillows” right now, it seems everyone’s got at least one. I too have jumped on board, recently ordering a lumbar for my guest room.
Below are some great sources on Etsy for mudcloth pillows, as you can see the colors and patterns vary. Happy shopping for the perfect one for your home. *affiliate links used
If you know of any other great sources for authentic mudcloth decor, please share!