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Please note: the textile totems marked ‘out of stock’ will be restocked late November. If you need more information, please email us. 

The Bogolan (made of mud) is a traditional handmade
and handwovencotton fabric (finimugu) dyed and painted with herbs and fermented mud.

Creating a Bogolan is a labor-intensive cooperation between people and place.
All stages of the making of our AAAA Bogolans are done by hand.
From picking the cotton, spinning, weaving, dyeing and painting.

The AAAA Bogolan is created in harmony with nature.
Locally grown herbs are used to dye and mud from the Niger River to paint the patterns.

Making a Bogolan is a true slow art process and product. 

Every Textile Totem pattern has been named by theAAAA . Their ancestors taught them to make patterns a variety of protective and beneficial. The AAAA Bogolan brings the past to the present with a contemporary twist.

The AAAA Bogolan is made with love and every piece is unique.
The imperfections you may find in the weaving, print designs or embroidery make the product perfect.

Available in three sizes:
Small 12/150 cm
Medium 14/200 cm
Large 17/250 cm

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Atelier Autodidacts Anti-Algorithms (AAAA) is supported by the Ethical Fashion and Lifestyle Initiative | EFI;
a program of the International Trade Centre | ITC
an agency of the United Nations and financed by the European Union emergency trust fund for Africa | EUTF.




July 2018 Paris. Thanks to Simone Cipriani (EFI) three women, Lidewij Edelkoort, Birgitta de Vos and Haram Sidibi, came together in Paris to commit themselves to support textile artisans in Mali. AAAA was born.

Together with the artisans they revived the creative and cultural heritage of the artisans in Mali. An amazing product range came into being respecting the traditional skills of weaving, dyeing, and hand painting while adding a contemporary twist.

July 2019 Amsterdam. Sukha joyfully accepted to support the artisans from Mali, their families and the one-of-a-kind AAAA products.

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