Sunday, 29 July 2012

Mali - Make a Bògòlanfini (Malian Mud Cloth)

A big thank you to Becky over at Kid World Citizen for sharing this incredibly easy and fun activity with us via Culture Swappers.

Why not have a go at making your own Bògòlanfini which is a mud painted cloth from the African country of Mali? 
The Bogolan cloth from Mali used to be looked down upon, associated with rural, non-Islamic peasants. It has now been transformed into a symbol of national identity in Mali, even reaching mainstream fashion after influencing Parisian designers. Learn about the process, and then paint with real mud on a recycled, old t-shirt to recreate this traditional mud-dyed cloth from Mali.

You can read the rest of the post as well as finding a ton of supporting information and other activities at Kid World Citizen.

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