Boho Bed Spread
While mud cloth tends to be on the stiffer end of textiles, with some wear it becomes softer and more comfortable to the touch. Because of that, it’s never a bad idea to look for secondhand mud cloth, which comes already aged. Bigger pieces of mud cloth, such as this one available on Chairish, work nicely as a bedspread or throw.
- Vintage African Mud Cloth; $44.55
Wondering what to do with that narrow wall space between two windows in your home? Hang a mud cloth! It’s more chic than a tapestry and easily dresses up an otherwise barren space.
It’s a Framer
Designed by artist Ruti Shaashua and inspired by vivid Indian fabrics, this piece of art speaks to the repetition, geometry, and simplicity of a traditional mud cloth. For a fun DIY project, swaths of mud cloth can be framed to create your own inspired gallery wall.
- Mud Cloth Table Runner; $129
Dress up your table with this beautiful runner. Artisans use dye made of leaves to tint the cotton, which is then sun-dried and hand-painted using fermented river mud. The fibers are then hand-loomed to form the runner. Because of this intricate process, you can guarantee that no two are alike.
- Mud Cloth Inspired Dinner Napkin; $32.94
Available on Etsy shop Oh Lovely Deer, this set of four mud cloth-print napkins will quickly become a table-setting staple. The natural palette makes these an easy way to incorporate the bold print into your home décor.
Thomas J. Story
If you have any upholstered pieces that are looking a bit tired, consider reupholstering them in high-quality mud cloth. The result is a high-impact look that will breathe new life into your furniture, from benches to sofas.