African Mud Cloth Luxury Designer Collection
Weaving the Beauty of Nature Into Every Stitch
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If you’re seeking handmade luxury designer pillows to add rich texture, cozy warmth, and a relaxed elegance to your living space, look no further than our original African Mud Cloth Designer Collection to inspire your pillowscape. Hand-dyed using river mud and tree leaves in Mali--and designed and hand-sewn by artisans in the natural paradise of Bend, Oregon – our designer collection is among the finest handcrafted global textiles available for the modern home. With an abundance of hand-selected one-of-a-kind designs, shapes, and colors (4,000 in all), you’ll surely find the perfect designer pillows that feel exclusively made for you.
- Available in Cover only or Cover with Custom Premium Down Insets 100% premium cotton feels naturally luxurious and breathable. 233-thread count fabric ensures you’re getting pure quality Soft pillow inserts are made of 10% down / 90% gray duck feathers, but alternative insert options are available upon request to accommodate your preferences.
- Down inserts are two inches larger than pillow covers for a richer, fuller look
- Pillow back made of natural linen
- Dry cleaning recommended to prevent color fading
- U.S. residents enjoy free shipping
Note: Each pillow is one-of-a-kind with its own unique stitching and design.
Choose from an array of different shapes and sizes.
12" x 20"
14" x 22"
18" x 18"
20" x 20"
22" x 22"
24" x 24"
16" x 36"
22" x 38"
12" x 38"
14" x 46"
Made From Nature: The Story of African Mud Cloth
At Bryar Wolf, we believe the magnificence of nature shouldn’t stay outdoors. It should inspire you to invite beauty, color, and imagination into your home. That’s why all of the fabrics we select for our pillows are woven from the finest natural fibers and exquisite threads from around the world.
Our African Mud Cloth Designer Luxury Collection is no exception. This rich cotton fabric comes from Mali where men and women come together to create “bogolanfini,” or African mud cloth. The fabric, like its name, is derived from mud or earth, “bogo” and cloth “fini.”
According to Malian tradition, mud cloth is a symbol of status, bravery, and good fortune. Hunters wear the cloth for protection from danger – and women, as a rite of passage, when girls enter womanhood. Believed to ward off pain and negative forces, new mothers wrap mud cloth around their infants.
From Farm to Furniture
The premium cotton for our pillows and covers are grown on Mali’s small, local farms. After the harvest, men gather and collect the cotton in buckets for women artisans to remove the seeds and twist and spin the cotton fibers by hand. A few feet away, male artisan weavers entwine the threads using a foot-powered loom, then cut and sew the strips of cotton together to prepare for the dyeing process.
Women artisans hand-dye and decorate the cloth with a mixture of fermented river mud and tree leaves. They paint symbols and patterns on the cloth that embody cultural significance for their tribe. When decorating is complete, men hang the fabric on trees to dry in the sunshine and soon it’s ready for export.
When the African mud cloth reaches our showroom, we hand-select the finest pieces for our designers and seamstresses to handcraft luxury designer pillows for our customers to cherish for their favorite furniture.
When you purchase a handmade pillow from the African Mud Cloth Designer Collection, you not only own a well-appointed pillow made from nature, you own a beautiful artifact with a globally-inspired story to tell and treasure.