This soft, beautifully woven, cozy, lightweight, hypoallergenic, machine-washable, sustainably, and ethically crafted African print throw is inspired by the traditional dyed and elaborate cotton fabrics of the people of Mali. It has a minimalist beauty that melts together the colors of fall and the daydreams of winter. It is the perfect size to curl up with on the sofa or toss in the car, bursting with tradition and culture that will add that finishing touch to any room design.
As a California customer raves, "This throw is cozy, beautiful, and authentic. Accept no knockoffs. This is the best!"
Hypoallergenic, No toxic dyes or chemicals used...ever
The traditionally dyed cotton fabrics of the people of Mali are the inspiration behind this intricate mud cloth throw. Since its early roots in this rich culture, it is the men’s duty to weave the fabric, after which it is handed over to the women. They dye the fabric, using mud that has been fermented for up to a year. The fabric is then dried in the sun and symbolic patterns are painted on by hand. Traditionally worn by hunters, the patterns are rich in cultural significance, referring to historical events, mythological concepts or proverbs. The rock art in the Sahara Desert suggests that northern Mali has been inhabited since 10,000 BC, when the Sahara was fertile and rich in wildlife. By 300 BC, large organized settlements had developed, most notably near Djenné, one of West Africa’s oldest cities. Learn More
The African Mudcloth is fully machine washable. We recommend machine wash your blanket on a cool, gentle cycle and line-drying to preserve the fibers and color for full care guide check out our full care guide here
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My Africa Collection
Kobo Ke Bophelo (The blanket is life)
Sustainably and ethically crafted in South Africa, the My Africa collection is a range of incredibly soft, warm, and exceptionally durable blankets that take their inspiration from the cultures and people that inhabit this beautiful land.
At Thula Tula, we are devoted to making a direct difference to the people and communities that created your blanket by providing well-paid, meaningful jobs and empowering underserved communities, especially women and kids in Southern Africa. African artists thoughtfully designed each blanket sustainably and ethically made in South Africa.
Thula Tula Blankets are great for keeping you comfy, and cozy no matter where you are
Keep warm and cozy in the bush
Great for family day at the park
Binge watch the latest Netflixs in comfort
Ethically crafted with your comfort in mind
All our blankets are sustainably and ethically crafted in South Africa with the blessing of the Basotho Nation. Our Mill is in its 66th year of operation and is 4th generation family-owned and operated. They are the industry leader in utilizing low-impact and socially responsible practices. They are the sole exclusive producer of the Basotho heritage blankets with the blessing of the Basotho people
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