African mud cloth now comes in an assortment of colors not previously available. For example the pink mud cloth above is a new rendition for mud cloth. There is only one African source for this particular color of pink. I am fortunate enough to know the owners of this wonderful small business in Mali, Africa so I had early access to their fun assortment of prints for these pink mud cloth textiles.
Black and white mud cloth along with shades of soft black to gray work beautifully back to all of the farmhouse-style home trends with a black and white interior color pallet. These dark color mud cloth fabrics also suit a contemporary environment and can be seen in coffee shops and restaurants as well. Some of the hand printed mud cloth comes with basic geometric patterns such as triangles and lines. If you prefer to keep the design motif from looking too ethnic, this is a good way to go.
Black and white mud cloth prints are classic as-is. However, you can add a nice twist by combining a traditional hand printed African mud cloth with a colorful accent trim. Above, I used a piece of Guatemalan hand made strapping to add a rainbow pop of color to the mud cloth pillow. The additional color combined with the bold black and white mud cloth print makes for a colorful summertime update.
Is mud cloth for you? If you like texture, one of a kind items, and hand made personality, then absolutely mud cloth is for you. It's 100% cotton too so you can gentle wash the mud cloth or have it dry cleaned if you are concerned about the color lightening a bit in the wash.
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