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Mali Mud Cloth Ball Hat Cap Authentic Bogolan Bògòlanfini

Originated by African women of Mali's Bamana culture centuries ago, hand-woven and hand-dyed mud cloth or mudcloth or bogolan uses a centuries-old process using numerous applications of various plant juices/teas and mud to hand woven cotton cloth. No two pieces are alike and each pattern and color combination has a meaning.

In traditional Malian culture, bògòlanfini is worn by hunters, serving as camofluage, 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.

This is genuine Mali mudcloth! Each spirited piece makes a unique statement of world consciousness and homage to those who came before us. Black suede brim, adjustable leather strap, one size fits most. Spot clean with damp cloth. Unisex accessory.

All Fair Trade African products that you purchase from Oshun Spirit helps feed a hungry child in Africa. Proceeds from your order of $25 provides 4 meals in addition to providing a living wage for the craftspeople who have produced these goods.

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