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The Lala Bogolan Pillowcase
One of the best known traditional African cloths translates itself into this beautiful decorative pillowcase that is sure to add a touch of chic in every way you decide to welcome and style it in your home.
Bògòlanfini (bogolan), or “mud cloth", is a handwoven Malian cotton fabric dyed using a process of fermented mud that dates back to the 12th century. Traditionally, the cloth was worn as camouflage, ritual protection and a badge of status by hunters, as well as used by both men and women during ceremonial celebrations and gatherings. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity due to the cloths immense popularity.
*Colour and pattern sequence of the physical item may slightly differ from what appears on the image.
*Please note: Pillowcase ships without inner.
Because our products are handwoven, handmade and hand dyed, there may be colour, stitch, and shape variations, which is what makes them unique and individual. These small variations and irregularities add to the charm, tactile look and feel to each item.
Each bogolan print varies from one order to another as all pattern sequences are special and unique to how it's cut to make the finished product.
The cloth may experience slight fading over time due to it being hand dyed using a natural dying process. We therefore recommend dry cleaning your item only or blot cleaning with a damp cloth in order to preserve the colours, pattern and combat fading.
Made to Order
Each item is made to order subject to demand.
Please allow for up to 5 - 10 working days for production and delivery time.
*Any unforeseen delays in delivery will be communicated to you prior.