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Stories and Tips Djenne

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Glorious Mudcloth

Written by HELEN001 on 27 Mar, 2006

Mudcloth, or bogolan, refers to a type of rough-woven cotton fabric that has been died using a mixture of mud, tree-bark, and other natural ingredients. The rich earth-coloured cloth is then made into blankets, or items of clothing. Mopti and Segou are centres of bogolan…Read More

Djenné history

Written by jurgen on 10 Aug, 2001

Djenné has probably grown out of a 9th century Bozo village build on a island in the Bani-river. In the 13th century the city became a important tradehub in the trans-Sahara route. Big pinasses (ships) transported salt from, and gold and ivory to Tombouctou. In…Read More

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