Mud Cloth

Mud Cloth
Mud Cloth
Mud Cloth
Mud Cloth
Mud Cloth
Mud Cloth

Mud Cloth


The creation of mudcloth is a lengthly one taking over a year to compete. Firstly, a handwoven white base cloth is soaked in a solution rich of tannic acid using leaves and branches. Once a pattern is drawn onto the fabric, the negative space is filled with iron-rich mud, which fermented for a year. When dry, the cloth is washed to remove excess mud. The yellow areas are bleached using a mixture of boiled peanuts, water, caustic soda and millet bran, then left in the sun for a week before washed.

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