The team at Africa Imports helped realize my designs for The Wiz! at Ford's Theatre. I purchased multiple pieces of Mudcloth to create long full skirts for the actors in our cast. The customer service was top notch. The goods were delivered quickly and made me smile when I saw them for the first time; they are truly unique and beautifully crafted pieces. The final product is exactly as I envisioned and I will definitely work with Africa Imports again for future projects. Thank you!" I wanted to reach out and send you this photo of our cast with former first lady, Michelle Obama in your mudcloth fabrics :) Photo courtesy of Ford's Theatre. ~ Kara
You can also choose an individual piece of mudcloth here.
(Exact pieces can be chosen for $3 more each.)
Indigo pieces may bleed. To prevent this, wash several times in cold water to remove as much loose dye as possible.
Nothing makes a fashion statement better than mudcloth!
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. M-F050
Best to wash by hand.
All mudcloth is individually hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted. Each piece is different. Photos shown here are representative of colors only.
Styles 1-16 will have many in stock. Other styles may only have 1 piece available, and will not usually be re-stocked once they have sold out.
Nothing makes a fashion statement better than mudcloth! With this, you can choose your own piece of mudcloth and know what you are getting.These mudcloth pieces, which are made in Mali are "Lapa" size. Approx. 40" - 45" wide x 63" - 68" long.
Nothing makes a fashion statement better than mudcloth! With this item, you can choose a specific pattern of mudcloth.Approx. 38” - 41” wide x 60” - 64” long. Sizes may vary as these are hand made. These pieces may be up to 6" shorter than regular pieces (M-F051) and may have very minor misprints. Made in Mali.
Please note: There is only 1 in stock for each style #. These are unique pieces so multiple quantities of a particular style # cannot be ordered. If ordered, it could cause a delay in your order.
APPROX 5' x 7' - Mudcloth Bambara - Genuine mudcloth with hand-painted designs using the traditional methods which have been passed down for many years. The cloth is first woven, then a design is painted on by hand using natural ingredients. Each piece is unique and different. No two pieces are alike. This cloth is then dipped into specially prepared dyes made with mud, left to dry and then often dipped again. The process may take several weeks from start to finish. Authentic mudcloth with symbolic designs. M-F130