Crafted from authentic African Mud Cloth made in Mali and Banana Bark, this Black Mud Cloth Clutch bag is not only beautiful but 100% Vegan. Carry it as a stylish accessory or toss it in a Bahati tote bag to make sure all your important items are in a safe place. Perfect for storing your passports, beauty essentials, cards and phones.
Every pouch has been beautifully handmade using authentic Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. Banana bark which is a natural fibre is used for to make the body of the clutch
Every purchase of Black Mud Cloth Clutch empowers women artisans, providing an alternative, sustainable income to support themselves and families.
Size: H 21 cm x W 28 cm Approximately
As with all handwoven items, slight variations will occur
Material: Malian Cotton Mud Cloth and Banana Bark
Care Instructions: Just give it a quick wipe with a damp cloth to clean. For all-day-everyday ease
Mud Cloth is a traditional West African textile. As the name suggests the fabric is created by using fermented mud to produce pigment for dye. It is comprised of cotton, naturally dyed with mud-based pigment from the Niger river, and is woven in the ancient method of strip weaving. It is then decorated with geometric patterns drawn over the mud pigment with soap. Mud Cloth has become a symbol of Bongolan cultural identity and has been exported as an iconic international textile used in fashion, home design and fine art.
An incredible amount of banana fibre waste is left on the ground to biodegrade. Also known as Musa fibre, it is one of the strongest natural fibres. This biodegradable natural fibre from the bark of the banana plant is so durable that if we make currency notes from it, the notes can be used for more than a hundred years. The Fibres are extracted from the bark of the banana tree and converted into yarns for weaving fabric. Vegetable dyes are used to create specific and preferred depths of colour. Transforming the waste into a usable fabric and other products is a great achievement for the environment and ecosystem.