Trend I'm Loving: Mudcloth PillowsWednesday, October 05, 2016
They're called mudcloth pillows and originally came from the women of Mali's Bamana culture. Mudcloth is actually a very literal name for them since the fabric was traditionally dyed with fermented mud. No two pieces of mudcloth are the same and each tells a story through its symbols, most of them referring to some part of Malian culture.
After learning a little more about the process of making it, I began to understand why they typically range in price from $60-100 a pillow! If you're in the market for some traditional mudcloth pillows for your own home, you can find them here:
Or, if you're like me and can't justify spending that much on a throw pillow at the moment, but still appreciate the beauty of them, here are a few DIYs tutorials:
DIY Mudcloth Inspired Pillow (via Earnest Home Co.)
DIY Mudcloth Using a Paint Swatch (via City Farm House)
DIY Mudcloth Pillow Cover (via My Simply Simple)
Sources: 1. The Blooming Loom Shop 2. Decorist 3. House of Pillows 4. Boho Pillow 5. Katie Hodges Designs 6. Accompany 7. Boho Pillow 8. Indie Bungalow 9. The State of Things