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African Mud cloth

We offer African Mud cloth. The term mud cloth is translated from Bambara, the language of Mali. “Bògòlanfini” as it is called in Bambara, combines three root words: “bogo” meaning earth or mud, “lan” meaning ‘with’, and “fini” meaning cloth. Traditionally, this cloth is made by men by weaving together the three strips of plain fabric which is usually in a yellowing beige color, in square shapes that gets stitched together. The designers used the pattern of the light shapes and figures on the dark background to convey meaning, often passed from mother to daughter.


Kente, also known as nwentom in Akan, is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strips that is indigenous to West Ghana’s Akan ethnic group. Kente is made in Akan lands such as the Ashanti Kingdom (Bonwire, Adanwomase, Sakora Wonoo, and Ntonso in the Kwabre areas of the Ashanti Region) and is worn by nearly every Ghanaian tribe. Kente is derived from the Akan dialect Asante word kenten, which means basket. The Akans call kente nwentoma, which translates to “woven cloth.” It is an Akan royal and sacred cloth that was worn only during times of great importance and was the cloth of kings. The use of kente became more common over time. However, its importance has remained, and it is held in high esteem with Akans.


  • Red shows political and spiritual moods; bloodshed; sacrificial rites and death.
  • Silver shows serenity, purity, joy; associated with the moon
  • White shows purification, sanctification rites and festive occasions
  • Yellow shows preciousness, royalty, wealth, fertility, and beauty

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