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Deciphering the African Mudcloth’s Secret Motifs

I knew the secret decoding of the fabric from the Garden of Eden would send you spiraling for a good read! Well, if a good read is what you are looking for, the an amazing read is what you will get! Let’s admit. The craze about the African continent has been nothing but insane! Africa has always been a continent of mystery and intrigue. It was the birthplace of humanity, the cradle of civilization, and the last place on earth to be colonized by Europeans. As a result, it’s often been a place of fascination for outsiders. From the land, to the minerals, to the history, to the culture. It isn’t called the Garden of Eden for nothing! Now that...

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How African Mud Cloth Colors Represent the Spirit and Culture of Africa

How African Mud Cloth Colors Represent the Spirit and Culture of Africa The old days… I have always believed that Black and white creates a strange dreamscape that color never can. When we think back to the days when life was simpler, we may dream of a time when everything was in black and white, just like the classics, such as Charlie Chaplin’s Silent Movie production, that made him one of the most well-known and beloved actors of all time. Source His films gained exponential admiration around the world, and even though he was born in London in 1889, he gained United States citizenship in 1952. The colors black and white in film then, was the dominant theme in visual productions. Before TV was...

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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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