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The Kedi Bag - Black & White Bogolan.1
We’ve combined the classical beauty and tradition found in the handcrafted Bogolan cloths of the Malian people with natural vegetable tanned leather to create unique drum/bucket bags we’ve named Kedi.
One of the best known traditional African cloths, Bògòlanfini (bogolan), or “mud cloth", is a handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed using a process of fermented mud that dates back to the 12th century. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity.
Although made and used by many Malian ethnic groups, the designs made by the Bambana people are the ones which have the most international recognition.
In the Bambara language, spoken in Mali, the word bògòlanfini is a composition of three words. Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud,” lan, meaning “with” and fini, meaning “cloth.” Hence the translation, “mud cloth.”
Each design is meant to tell a story as no two handmade designs are ever thought to be the same.
This vegetable tanned leather drum bag is accented with Bogolan cloth.
- Drawstring Top Closure with Tassel Accents
- Silver buckle and hardware
- 100% Cotton Lining
- Adjustable Leather Shoulder Strap
- Height 24cm
- Width 17cm
- Depth 17cm
- Drop 68cm
Because all our products are handmade and hand dyed, there may be colour and shape variations, which is what makes our products unique and individual. These small variations add to the charm, tactile look and feel of each item.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy each piece as much as we enjoyed making it for you.