West African Star Ornament

Handmade in Burkina Faso1801540

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Description

Artisans make this handcrafted star ornament from bogolan cloth. Bogolan or “mud cloth” is traditional cloth from northern Burkina Faso and Mali. Artisans dip, paint and dye the fabric in a sequence of steps. A thin mixture of aged mud is placed over the natural dyes. The aged mud contains minerals that help the dyes attach permanently to the fabric. After the drying process, artisans remove the mud and reveal the beautiful design. Decorative only. Keep out of reach of children.

Size and Details

  • Cotton
  • Assorted patterns
  • 4Wx4H inches
  • Made in Burkina Faso

UPC Code: 732919464733

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  • Christmas star ornament
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    This ornament from Burkina Faso is well made and very attractive. I have friends from this area who will love that it's made from artisans from their country....

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Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans

Atelier de Formation et de Promotion des ArtisansAtelier de Formation et de Promotion des Artisans is comprised of nearly 400 artisans in and around Ouagadougou, the capital city, and several in Bobo Dioulasso, the economic center of Burkina Faso. Most of the artisans work at the Centre National D’Artisanat, the Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, which was started in 2000 by the Luxembourg government to showcase the work of Burkinabe artisans, and the Maison des Artisans. These three centers double as workshops and exhibition spaces. In addition, a few of the artisans work in their homes. Read more.

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  • Christmas star ornament

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    This ornament from Burkina Faso is well made and very attractive. I have friends from this area who will love that it's made from artisans from their country.

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