Our authentic Bogolan mudcloth cushions are handmade using traditional techniques in Mali. Narrow strips of handwoven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with geometric patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged for up to one year. Each cloth is a unique creation and it is perfectly imperfect. Our cushions have a linen backing and each is filled with a plump feather insert.
Available in Black, White, Mustard and Rust
2 sizes - 50x50cm and 50x70cm
Anklets of great weight were forged onto women's legs to be worn to the grave unless they were removed by blacksmiths. These anklets were part of a woman's dowry and symbols of status. In the mid-twentieth century the government forbade women from wearing these anklets as it was said to make them look like slaves. The large anklets are now valued only as a currency.
Size: Approx Width: 20cm - Height: 30cm - Depth: 9cm
Beautiful bronze African armlet bangle on a metal stand - these beautiful pieces adorned the arm of African Princesses, and can now be a feature in your home.
SMALL: Width: 7cm - Height: 8cm - Depth: 7cm
LARGE: Width: 9cm - Height: 20cm - Depth: 9cm
These white painted wooden dolls from Ghana are handcarved and feature black beading. They are a traditional African decorator item with a modern twist.
Size approx 42cm high x 15cm wide.
Many forms of wax cast bangles and anklets are found all over West Africa. They were used as a form of currency and to provide status to the wearer. Their value lay in the metal itself, and in the amount or ornamentation. They were forged onto a bride's arm as part of her wedding dowry. These bronze bangles have a lovely green patina and look beautiful displayed individually or in a group.
Size: Width: 13cm - Height: 14cm - Depth: 8cm