While watching DVRed episodes of Secrets From a Stylist I saw this.
My reaction was yelling “Yeah! Throw that on the couch!”, which I’d like to note that’s what she did. That’s because we’re
connected awesome. This is what it looked like.
Yes, all these photos of the episode are from me taking photos of my television. Deal with it and be thankful I have DVR to rewind a million times with.
However, the ladyfriend getting her house did informed viewers that mud cloths could also be used as rugs. I didn’t know what a mud cloth was so I quickly realized I needed to get on it and referred to the internet.
From different sources that are listed throughout, here is what I gather: Mud cloths are made in Mali by artisans of the Bamana Tribe. They take cotton strips and dye them using natural materials like tree bark. This strips are then sewn together. This site has a lot of good information including what the symbols on mud cloths represent. They sell mud cloths but it appears you cannot view them in advance so you cannot be gauranteed one that is only black and white.
I want one in black and white. So, I kept searching with little luck. I found one eBay listing for this 32×46″ mudcloth.
Then, Jamie posted photos of a couch she has for sale.
I couldn’t agree more.
The New York Times shared this chair from the 2008 Kips Bay Decorator Show House.
They say that mud cloth-style fabric is available for $5 a yard at Yara International, 6 East 125th Street (Fifth Avenue), (212) 289-3842. We’ll see about that. By the way, the Sexy Afro Glam episode of Secrets From a Stylist had one of the best reveal reactions I’ve ever seen. Here is a photo I took of it for you.
It makes The Colonel uncomfortable. He usually pulls his ears back when I watched the episode.