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Indigo Strip-Woven Cloth

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Indigo Strip-Woven Cloth

Traditionally woven on narrow looms, mud cloths are strips of cotton joined together to create one larger piece - intended to be used as a body wrap or blanket. After being sewn together, a paste is applied to create a geometric design, most of which have special meaning to the artist. The cloth is dyed with indigo and the paste is washed away to reveal the final result.

The name "mud cloth" originates from the method of using fermented mud to dye the cotton. You can read more about it here.

Circa: Mid 20th Century

Origin: Mali

Material: Cotton

Condition: Very good, one patch added

Dimensions: 56" x 42"

Inventory number: TX5307

Indigo Strip-Woven Cloth