Handcrafted from authentic West African mud cloth (bògòlanfini), these sturdy raffia hats reflect the centuries-old art of mud dyeing cotton and embellishing it with distinctive tribal patterns. In a time-intensive process, local artisans bathe the cotton in natural dyes made from tree leaves and dry it in the sun, then hand paint traditional geometric motifs using fermented river mud. Rich in meaning, the geometric markings often tell a story about the maker or local history. Woven and dyed by hand, each hat is uniquely one of a kind.
Beautifully handmade to order. Choose s/m or m/l. Each hat has an adjustable ribbon inside to insure a perfect fit.
Five fabrics to choose from. Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery