Welcome to Ko-Falen's sale of Mali Jewelry & Crafts, as well as Mudcloth
by students and teachers in our Entrepreneurial Arts and Master Class programs in Mali.
You may read more about these programs under PROGRAMS tab (above).
You may read more about MUDCLOTH under ARTS OF MALI tab (above).
HOW TO CARE FOR MUDCLOTH
Care Instructions: Only wash when absolutely necessary! Use chemical free soap (such as Castile Soap) and cold water. Submerge your Mudcloth, stir gently, let sit for about 5 mins. Remove Mudcloth and GENTLY ring out excess water. Hang dry or lay flat. Iron on back of fabric, on cotton setting if needed. Tip - to help "set" color and reduce fading/transferring, you can add a small amount of vinegar to the water while washing.
Suggestion: Hand sew velcro strip(s) to top back of Mudcloth. Cut wood trim piece the length of Mudcloth. Staple opposing velcro strip to wood trim. Nail/screw wood trim to wall. Velcro Mudcloth to wood trim. This allows Mudcloth to "float" off the wall and hang naturally.