Married Woman’s Skirt (bogolanfini cloth of mari or mari nonkoman type)

Bogolanfini (mud cloth) is dyed by a complicated process involving several steps. The dye is made from a mud paste rich in iron. The geometric patterns are highly symbolic. The term mari means “crocodile,” and nonkoman means “with elbows.” The crocodile is considered sacred among the Bamana and is believed to provide children, prosperity, and […]