White Mudcloth Pillow - Warrior
Made in Madagascar
by artisans using locally grown and spun cotton
Mix and match our mudcloth pillows to liven up a living room and brighten up bedroom décor. Artisans in Mali hand-draw beautiful designs onto a white woven throw for this beautiful throw pillow. Each purchase supports Mali Chic.
Fair Trade White Mudcloth Pillow - Warrior | The Little Market
As with all handmade items, no two pieces are the same. Variations in size, color, and design will occur.
- Approximately 20" x 20"
- Materials: cotton
- Pillow Insert Materials: Synthetic fill
- Pillow comes ready to go! An insert is included with each purchase, and this pillow features an envelope closure for easy removal.
- Care Instructions: Spot clean.
- As with all handmade items, slight variations will occur
Based out of Bamako, Mali Chic is an organization that consists of approximately 195 artisans who create a range of products, including home décor and accessories, by hand, including several of the mudcloth pieces at The Little Market. Artisans are able to work from home, in their own workshops, or together on-site.
To create mudcloth designs, artisans will first sew together hand-woven strips of cotton to form the cloth base. This is then soaked in water, infused with leaves, and left to air dry. The mud that is used in the next few steps is left to ferment in a clay pot for several months to a year. A coat is applied, a design is outlined, the clay is set to dry, and the cloth absorbs the color. Any extra clay is washed off, the artist applies another coat, and the cloth is left to soak once more to set the color. A caustic soda may be applied and then the cloth is finally washed and dried.
Located in West Africa, Mali, which is officially known as the Republic of Mali, is a landlocked nation that gained independence from France in 1960. Most of the land is desert or semidesert, and popular crops include cotton, corn, rice, and millet. Mali’s primary industries include food processing as well as phosphate and gold mining. Salt, limestone, granite, and hydropower are among the natural resources.
Fair Trade Products
Fair Trade is an approach to international trade centered around equitable partnerships, transparency and respect. It seeks to empower marginalized producers by providing them safe working conditions, fair pay, and a means to establish a sustainable business free from exploitation. As a member of the Fair Trade Federation, we are committed to the Fair Trade principles.