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Birth Bogolan Wall Totem

Birth Bogolan Wall Totem

Regular price $226.00 USD
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Whether styled alone or in a group, these magnificent textile totems make unique wall or table top décor. The minimal designs create a sense of modernity while also being imbued with ancient meaning and a traditional, generationally-taught hand-made process that goes back centuries. These beautiful pieces of art are natural and organic with a soothing quality, and yet also convey a sense of contemporary all wrapped up in a lovely eco-cotton package.

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  • Measurements Small 4.5"-5.5"W x 58"-68"H
    Medium 5.5"-6.5"W x 72-84"H
    Large 7"-7.5"W x 90"-104"H
    Extra Large 22-25"D
  • Materials Cotton, Organic silt-based dyes, Wood
  • Origin Mali

STORY

Symbolic Mudcloth Totems by AAAA Co-op

“Every detail matters. As above so below. As within so without. It all comes together in whatever we create.” ~AAAA Co-op

For centuries, the artisans of Mali have been mastering the art of Bogolan textile-making, a traditional technique that involves creating hand-loomed fabric strips from locally grown and processed eco-cotton, and then dyeing and painting the cloths using natural materials such as mud, leaves, and bark. The resulting artworks embody symbolism of West African ancestry that the creators believe imbue spiritual meanings to the cloths, which is why they are also commonly known as medicine cloths.

Kanju proudly partners with AAAA Coop, a community-based initiative that brings together artisans from across Mali, offering a platform to showcase their skills and support their livelihoods. Through this independent cooperative, the artists keep their traditions alive while creating stunning works of art that transcend cultural boundaries, and then share them with the world.

Each Bogolan Totem Cloth is a masterpiece of intricate patterns, created as a community effort from the weaving of the cloth, through dyeing and painting the individual pieces, to the locally created, sustainable packaging. The designs are inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Mali, incorporating symbols and motifs that reflect beliefs about the human spirit and our connections to one another.

To learn more about our Bogolan Wall Totems, check out our blog post.

Discover more about this artisan partner through their beautiful Brand Videos.

Care & Maintenance

Style indoors in a dry place.

If soiled, gently spot-treat by hand washing in cold water and allow to air dry.

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