aesthetically speaking: african bogolan mud cloth

we love seeing how people incorporate traditional cultural items into contemporary settings! for some, it’s a way of honoring their heritage and for others it’s simply a way of adding character and style to their personal space. one of those items in particular is the african bogolan mud cloth. we love its simplicity and the hand painted geometric lines which give it a graphic, modern feel while still maintaining its rustic nature. lately, we’ve been seeing this motif in both design and fashion, so we wanted to share some of our favorites!

african mud cloth via kishani perera blog

an african mud cloth hangs behind a bed to resemble a headboard via amber interiors

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

you can also add it over a headboard to add a graphic element via kishani perera inc.

eric hughes bedroom via kishani perera blog

this african coverlet looks great at the foot of this bed via elle decor

african mud cloth runner via kishani perera blog

we love how this african mud cloth functions as a table runner in this gorgeous table setting via ruffled

afrique collection via kishani perera

afrique fashion collection via nicci hou

geometric stairs via kishani perera blog

mud cloth inspired looking stairway via musee robert tatin

mud cloth inspired vegan clutch via kishani perera blog

love the creativity here! hand painted bogolan mudcloth vegan clutch purse via tribal immunity

kokomo collar 2 via kishani perera blog

your pets can have fun accessorizing with it too! via beast + babe

mud cloth quilt via kishani perera blog

this almost looks like tile, but it is actually a handmade mud cloth quilt via judy dominic

mud cloth chair via kishani perera blog

 a traditional chair looks fresh and modern reupholstered in mud cloth via burley katon halliday

jen smith bedroom via domino

don’t be afraid to layer mud cloth with various other textiles, you’ll be amazed how beautiful it can look! via domino

brooke holm home via kishani perera

you can always add it as an accent underfoot via the design files

african mud cloth via kishani perera inc.

an african bogolan mud cloth available via rummage

looking for more inspiration? be sure to follow us on pinterest! we have a board dedicated just to african mud cloth where we’re always sharing more ideas.

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