Atelier Autodidacts Anti-Algorithms (AAAA) is a cooperation of Artisans from Mali. Each textile totem is made of the Bogolan. The Bogolan is a traditional handmade Malian cotton fabric (finimugu) dyed with fermented mud. Painting the patterns by hand creates beautiful unique details. Making such a piece of wall art is a cooperation between people and nature. It is a true slow art process and product. By buying an AAAA product you support skilled Malian artists and help to revive Malian culture, heritage, and ancient crafts.
Every Textile Totem pattern has been named by AAAA. Their ancestors taught them to make patterns holding a variety of protective and beneficial properties. They learned from their ancestors and like to pass it on but with a contemporary twist. Locally grown herbs are used to dye and mud from the Niger River to paint the patterns. Every Totem is packed in a Malinese cotton sleeve, accompanied by a beautiful booklet about AAAA, her artisans, and their craft. Textile Totem Birth, Stability, and Flexibility are our ultimate best-sellers. They have found a home in places all over the world.
Looking for a timeless, unique gift? The handmade wall art by AAAA brings warmth to every room and every space with its warm and earthy tones. The combination of the natural materials cotton and mud from the Niger river create unique wall art.
The soul of the earth, the energy, the craftsmanship, and the beautiful natural colors… It all comes together in these beautiful totems. Each totem has its own story to tell and therefore is such a special gift.
This handmade wall art is easy to adjust and play around with. One wallhanging can be beautiful on its own, but a set of two or three can create a powerful message too. By selecting your favorite AAAA wallhangings you can create your own unique art piece. We encourage you to go with your guts and select the wallhangings make your heart skips a beat. Some people select their wallhangings on their name and some people on their patterns.
Before you put the totems on the wall make sure to lay them out on the floor to see what matches best. Once your wallhangins are on the wall do not hesitate to email us a picture with the result. We love seeing AAAA 's wall art in your home. If you have trouble finding out which AAAA wallhanging suits you best, do not hesitate to to reach out.