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Oye Mansa Mudcloth Purse

Regular price $94.99 USD
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This bag is made from authentic Mudcloth fabric from Mali and a wooden frame.

The length of the bag is about 13 inches and a height of 9 inches from the base to the handle. Bogolan or Mudcloth is a handmade Malian cotton fabric handwoven and 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 Malian culture, Bogolan is worn by hunters, serving as camouflage, as ritual protection and as a badge of status. Women are wrapped in this fabric after their initiation into adulthood and immediately after childbirth, as the cloth is believed to have the power to absorb the dangerous forces released under such circumstances.

The patterns are rich in cultural significance, referring to historical events (such as a famous battle between a Malian warrior and the French), crocodiles (significant in Bambara mythology) or other objects, mythological concepts or proverbs. The use of the mudcloth in this piece brings out a contemporary yet an African fashion style.

Product Details

Exterior: Mudcloth Fabric, wooden clasp handle 

Interior: Fabric lining

Dimension 9”H, 13”L

Handmade in Ghana 

 Product Care

Protect from direct sunlight, rain, heat and harsh chemicals

 Clean with a soft dry cloth.