From Spring 1988, the Mudcloth Jersey is a take off on the Mudcloth Scarf from Holiday 1986: “In Mali we discovered the African mudcloth called bokolanfini. Indigenous to the Bambara people, it’s the result of a painstaking process supervised entirely by women. Mud paste is aged, then painted on handwoven fabric to outline a design and form it’s background. Then the pattern itself, which often symbolizes well-known historical events or local heroes, in bleached with a mixture of peanuts, caustic soda, and millet bran. Our rendition uses pigment printing to capture the bold and intricate design of mudcloth with a softer finish and more permanent result. The soft, loose-fitting jersey pullover adds exotic elegance to pants or skirts. Authentic folk art for folks like us.”
About The Author
Robyn AdamsRobyn's fascination with Banana Republic began in 1984 when her Alaskan adventurer father began buying the clothing and giving her the catalogs. She loved the clothes and as an artist she was drawn to the illustrations. She went on to study illustration at art college in BR's hometown of San Francisco and worked for years as a background artist for animation. She is now based in Oakland, CA as a graphic designer and illustrator with Secret Fan Base . She's been collecting and archiving at Abandoned Republic since 2011.
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