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!
an african mud cloth hangs behind a bed to resemble a headboard via amber interiors
you can also add it over a headboard to add a graphic element via kishani perera inc.
this african coverlet looks great at the foot of this bed via elle decor
we love how this african mud cloth functions as a table runner in this gorgeous table setting via ruffled
afrique fashion collection via nicci hou
mud cloth inspired looking stairway via musee robert tatin
love the creativity here! hand painted bogolan mudcloth vegan clutch purse via tribal immunity
your pets can have fun accessorizing with it too! via beast + babe
this almost looks like tile, but it is actually a handmade mud cloth quilt via judy dominic
a traditional chair looks fresh and modern reupholstered in mud cloth via burley katon halliday
don’t be afraid to layer mud cloth with various other textiles, you’ll be amazed how beautiful it can look! via domino
you can always add it as an accent underfoot via the design files
an african bogolan mud cloth available via rummage
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