Shibori Indigo Mudcloth Fabric - SOLD PER SHEET
These mudcloth pieces, which are made in Mali are "Lapa" size. Approx. 38" - 45" wide x 63" - 68" long. Sizes may vary as these are hand made. Traditional African mudcloth sheets are handwoven and made one at a time. No two pieces of mud cloth are exactly alike, so the colors shown are available, but the exact patterns vary from one piece to the next. They're great for clothing, home decoration, crafts and other creative pursuits. African artisans hand-dye symbols into these fabrics in order to tell stories of their villages and African proverbs. Mudcloth has a long tradition of being used by West African warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. Nowadays, people across the globe are wearing them to stand out and celebrate their connection to the African continent.
All mudcloth is individually hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted. Each piece is different.
Indigo Fabric Care:
Just like your favorite pair of blue jeans… this item was made using traditional indigo blue dying process. Based on the natural and gradual fading process of indigo dye, each item will become more unique as it wears. Extra care should be taken when coming into contact with light colors, as some color rub-off is expected. Indigo fabrics can also be sprayed with scotch-guard to help weather-proof and rub off.
This item was made with a one of kind mudcloth. If machine washing, place fabric in a lingerie bag and wash in cold water using the gentle cycle and a mild laundry detergent. The water will turn dark therefore at least initially the fabric should be washed by itself. You may have to rinse the machine before laundering other clothing. On initial cleaning by any method there may be some fading. Dry flat or hang dry. Mudcloth can also be pressed using a steam iron with good results.