Tonnie’s Beaded African Mud Cloths

What is a Beaded Mudcloth?

Well, Traditional (non beaded) Mudcloths from Africa inspired Tonnie to attempt some surface embellishments on them. It opened a whole new layer of creativity up for her, and became something of a new obsession for her! We were lucky enough to have her bring in her examples, and share her process with us. 

Read further about Mud Cloths and African Fabric symbolism here - there’s even a video! African textiles are full of fascinating symbolism, and each tells a different story. And here is a link to images of them on Google...

Tonnie’s versions are a fun new way to enjoy an ages-old art form, rich in tradition ad meaning. Enjoy!


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