Niyama Sol's indigo, black and white Mali mudcloth-inspired print called Kenya is a tribute to the many gorgeous textiles produced in Africa. In the Bambara language, spoken in Mali, bògòlanfini is a composition of three words. Bogo, meaning “earth” or “mud,” lan, meaning “with” and fini, meaning “cloth.” The word is translated as “mud cloth.” The process for making mud cloths dates back to the 12th century where hand-woven cottons were dyed in a bath of tree branches and leaves, that dye the cloth a yellow color. The stained cloth is decorated with dark mud that dries, gets removed and reapplied until the muddy areas become permanently dark and the yellow areas are bleached in the sun until they turn white. Some popular symbols on mudcloths are twirls, which represent life, which means you’ll probably live in these leggings. Because mudcloths were primarily worn by hunters, or women after they enter adulthood a quote “she who is brave is free” is featured within the print.
- Tummy Tucking High or Low Waistband Wearability
- Recycled Plastic Fabric (84% RPET, 16% Spandex)
- 4-Way Stretch - Freedom In Every Direction
- Luxurious, Form Fitting and Lightweight
- Quick Drying - Within Minutes Sweat Evaporates
- Moisture Wicking - Evenly Distributes Sweat Across The Surface