New for Summer, an African Mudcloth is transformed into a versatile Serape wrap crafted exclusively for Dixon Rand. Each one-of-a-kind textile is hand selected by the artisan and then washed and softened to perfection. Small hits of hand stitching make this a collectible treasure.
Mud cloth - also called 'bogolan' - is one of Africa's most unusual and unique textiles. Narrow strips of handwoven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged up to one year. As these cloths are handwoven, the thickness and weight are variable, but generally they are similar to a light blanket.
There is spiritual and historical significance in not only the choice of colors, dyes and type of threads used, but also in the decorative element. The symbols used and the figural compositions which are often directly related to historical proverbs and events. They represent a form of story telling often taking the place of the written word and convey messages of importance for an individual or family (tribe).
This style has a large opening that allows this style to be worn as a Poncho or turned sideways as an off the shoulder wrap. The length hits at hip. A unisex style that can double as a beach cover or festival blanket.
-One of a Kind
-African Mudcloth, Mid weight
-Approx length shoulder to hem 31"
-Recommend cold water wash, Hang Dry. Treat with care.
-Hand Made in the Southwest
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