Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Today the bogolan textile production started in earnest for all the fabric needed at hotel Djenné Djenno. I am painting with a toothbrush, using Niger river mud on a cotton fabric I have dyed with the leaves of a special tree. These leaves are also used in traditional medicine because they possess a natural antibiotic.
I hope to run week long courses for people who would like to try this lovely form of textile painting and dyeing: perhaps even starting this spring. Posted by Picasa


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