to the artists, designers and craftspeople who think I call their work kitsch... this is NOT the case, it refers to my own work

Sep 4, 2007

Bogolan inspiration

For the African look in the living room, I customized an ordinary CD stand we bought in a large store. I don't like the idea of having the same furniture that is in thousands of other homes. So, either I customize the ones I buy, or I simply make my own furniture.
Bogolan or mudcloth is a technique used in Mali; the men handweave the heavy cotton cloth, the women dye the fabrics with a 'mud' made from boiled bark.
I didn't use the bogolan technique (too tedious) but I like their abtract patterns.

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