Hand painted Mudcloth (Bogolan) print scarf.
– 180cm by 130cm.
– Hand wash delicately in water of 30 degrees Celsius or less
– Fabric: Handwoven organic cotton
– Color: Black with white details
– Made in Mali
The ancient Bogolan (mudcloth) technique explained by the master textile dyers in Mali: Handspun, handwoven and hand-painted cotton. Mineral mud-dye is known as bogolanfini in Bambara and is a dyeing method which encompasses a lot of traditional symbolism. Cloth is soaked in a mordanting solution made from boiling the tannin-rich leaves of the kalama plant. Once the cloth has dried, it is painted with mineral mud extracted from the Niger River, rendering the cloth black, dark brown, or grey, depending on the source of the mud and the whims of the dyer.
The articles presented are craft pieces that may have non-substantial differences with the photographs of the products. For this same reason, some of the items may present small imperfections.
Doussou Traoré is a novel fashion design partnership that bridges world-class art, textiles and tailoring. Malian craftsmanship is at the heart: in the midst of the arid terrains of the Sahel, textile makers practice ancient weaving and dyeing techniques. They create motifs that spin hundreds of tales. We offer unique contemporary styles drawing inspiration precisely from this folklore.
The selected fabrics are craft pieces thanks to the artisanal know-how that is cultivated with tenacity over time. Dyes are extracted from natural sources such as mineral mud, indigo, and other color bearing plant leaves and bark. These sources are amongst the least environmentally impactful, while at the same time producing high quality results.
The clothing is produced in a manner that respects not only the environment, but the people all along the supply chain. The fabrics are ethically sourced, meaning that Doussou personally selects her fabrics from suppliers reputed for the value they bring to their communities and the people they employ. The collections are timeless and edgy; made in Italy and assembled with precision by a small group of dedicated tailors. The collections are inspired by a tradition in dressing that is stylish and that feels good on the skin.Brand page