The trademark hat of the Fulani people of West Africa. The red material and the tassels are leather, the tan material is straw, and it is further decorated with hand made cloth items. The Fulani are migrant cattle herders found throughout West Africa. This hat is one of the few things that is common to the tribe throughout a broad expanse of 'West Africa. A true collectors item, and a work of great cultural significance. 14" diameter. Made in Mali. C-A047 Learn
about the Fulani people
Kufi Hats-Mudcloth; Produced from authentic African mudcloth. Mudcloth is made using ancient and extensive process. Fabric is all hand spun making seven individual cloth sheets in this work. Each strip of cloth is then sewn together. The entire piece of fabric is then dyed in tea made from Bogalon tree found in sub-Saharan Africa. The tea acts as a fixative for mud painted designs that are hand painted using specially prepared mud. This piece has been bleached after entire process is complete to give a lighter look: unique and more treasured. Mud dye has been used for many centuries to pass African culture from generation to generation. Approx. 22" in circumference. Made in Mali C-A045
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This mudcloth brimmed hat is a great way to re-do your look. Transform yourself into someone that is hip, cultural, and exotic in one easy step! 100% cotton mudcloth, best if hand washed. Made in Mali. C-A034
Mudcloth designs and colors are unique and may not be reflected in the photo. None can be specified.