As the saying goes, “Never forget where you come from”. What sets Mille Couleurs apart is the influence of diverse cultures and experiences. What better way to give back to the community by creating a timeless collection that modernizes the traditional and unifying it to the new
Mille Couleurs launches the Mudcloth cushions mixed Collection of cushions. Made using the traditional Mud Cloth better known as Bogolan. A fabric quintessentially associated with West Africa. This fabric is hand-woven using cotton, which is then dyed mainly using leaves and mud collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year in clay jar. This fabric has an important place in the traditional culture and has become a symbol of Malian cultural identity. Researchers date this particular fabric as far back as Twelfth Century A
This mud cloth cushions collection includes the Noir ciré (Black patent) and the Poussière d’or (Golden dust) cushions. The similarity between these two cushions stops at the use of the “Mud Cloth” and the design.
Le Noir Ciré cushion inspired by the droughts game board uses the Mud cloth in a monochrome on one side. The other side is made using genuine patented leather, which attributes its name to the cushion.
The Pouissière d’or cushion however gets its name from the Italian leather used of one of the cushion. A beautiful and supple gold leather that shimmers as if it contains speckles of gold particles. The other side of the cushion id made using draughtboard design but using a cream and gold dyed Bogolan strips; which follows the monochrome tone of the collection beautifully.