Posted on October 10, 2019 by Yanislav
Updated on December 21, 2019
When it comes to decoration for the living room, there are millions of materials, color combinations and textiles that create a stylish atmosphere. A large part of the decoration ideas also have an interesting history behind them. A perfect example of this is the mud towel decoration, which is considered very trendy, but also anything but new. Rather, it is a centuries-old hand-dyed textile art that comes from West Africa. The decorative elements are often called by different names and they are attributed to historical meanings. Which models are up-to-date in the general world of decoration can be found in our article.
The eternal color duo black and white is also popular with this textile art
The decoration from Mali
According to the latest statistics, African textiles are enjoying ever-increasing popularity in Germany. Wall hangings, throw pillows from mud sheets are among the best home decorating ideas. The textile art and the complex fabrics, which are mainly exported from Mali, are also a big trend for the DIY fans.
The mud towel or also known as Malituch is hand-woven and the decorative pieces are considered unique. The reason for this is that the patterns are not exactly the same, because the fabrics are produced one after the other. As a result of manual production, there are very small variations or imperfections in the fabric, because the fabric consists of many narrow strips, which are then very carefully sewn together. If you order the decorative elements, then you should be well informed that the products do not look exactly the same, but very similar. The back of this textile art is made of a high quality black linen fabric.
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West African textile culture – What are the characteristics of the decorative pieces?
90% of the mud wipes are offered in the colors white and black and the optics enhance each living room very positively. Throw pillows made of mud towel are a real trend and the color combination of black and white fits almost every interior. Typical of this type of decoration are small African symbols and round and angular shapes. Black and white tapestries in various sizes are also among the most popular decorative pieces. They are made of 100% lightweight polyester with hand-sewn edges. The sharp lines and vivid colors create a luxurious atmosphere in every room. The mud wipes are also considered outdoor in the outdoor area. Washing with a mild detergent and drying at lower temperatures are considered a must for these textiles.
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