Bambara (Bamana) Bogolan Mud Cloth Shadow Box - Bambara (Bamana)

African Angel ArtSKU: AAA1377
No reviews

Sale price$795.00

Pickup available at LA Gallery

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Payment & Security

American Express Apple Pay Diners Club Discover Meta Pay Google Pay Mastercard Shop Pay Visa

Your payment information is processed securely. We do not store credit card details nor have access to your credit card information.


Bogolan “mud cloth” is a traditional handmade Malian cotton fabric dyed with fermented mud and plant dyes that is exported all over the world for use in fashion, fine art, and decoration. In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. Depending on humidity, rain, and weather conditions, this ornately patterned cloth can take anything from four days to a week to complete. In traditional Malian culture, bògòlanfini is worn by hunters, serving as camouflage, as ritual protection, and as a badge of status. Women are wrapped in bògòlanfini after their initiation into adulthood and immediately after childbirth, as the cloth is believed to have the power to absorb the dangerous forces released under such circumstances.

About the Tribe

Bambara is an ethnolinguistic group from Mali's upper Niger region whose language, Bambara (Bamana), belongs to the Mande branch of the Niger-Congo language family. The Bambara are to a great extent intermingled with other tribes, and there is no centralized organization. The Bambara and other groups excel in the creation of wood carvings of masks, statues, stools, and objects used in traditional religions. The Tyi Wara, or gazelle mask, of the Bambara is remarkable for its fineness of line and distinct style.

Estimate shipping

Embrace the Spirit of Africa - Buy Handcrafted Art, Support Local Communities

Step into a world of authentic, handcrafted African artifacts, each whispering tales of our rich tribes.

Every purchase you make doesn't just add art to your collection, it supports our vibrant African communities. Your action keeps age-old traditions alive and empowers the passionate artisans behind each piece.

Dive into the heart of Africa today. Own a piece, share a story, make a difference. Shop now!

You may also like

Recently viewed