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History of African Mud Cloth

The process of making mud cloth involves laying the wet strips of plant fibers or fabric over the top of smooth rocks that have been heated until they're nearly too hot to touch. The heat dries those pieces quickly, creating thin layers of fabric. As many as ten may be needed to create thick cloth for clothing or other purposes. Then, these sheets are laid one on top of another and pounded with wooden mallets so they fuse together and become strong and sturdy.

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