In the Bambara language, spoken in Mali, the word bògòlanfini is a composition of three words. Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud,” lan, meaning “with” and fini, meaning “cloth.” The word is translated as “mud cloth".
Traditional Mud Cloth is special for so many reasons. Each piece is unique, with their symbols telling a unique story. This secret language of the cloth was passed down from mother to daughter and now to you.