Want to know what’s trending? I’ll tell you. African Mud Cloth prints are trending. EVERYWHERE. These geometric patterns on traditional Malian fabric are created by using a fermented mud and a cut out screen, and have been seen on pillows, table cloths, napkins, reupholstered chairs and more. Of course we all want to get our hands on this gorgeous fabric, but unless you have a trip planned to Mali soon- you might miss out!
That IS, unless, you noticed that one of the prints I created a few months ago was inspired by African mud cloth. Lucky for you, you can buy this design in multiple fabrications on my Spoonflower page here, and create anything your black and white heart desires. I bought myself 2 yards of the linen-cotton canvas to create this tablecloth, and I am absolutely obsessed with how it came out for my mud cloth and Rosé themed brunch table setting.
The bright fuchsia color stands out with strength against the black and white backdrop, and the small touches of gold metallic add a touch of shine. This table wouldn’t be complete without moroccan tea glasses (mixing up the african influences a bit) and the embossed wine goblets for texture.
What I love as much as the fabric for this setting is that somehow I managed to put together a floral arrangement that is dynamic and only $15. I went to Whole Foods and fished out 3 pink bouquets from their $5 section, and on the drive home stopped off by an office park where they have long, wide shrub bushes and stole a few leaves (apologies if you work in Mill Valley and you saw me digging through your weeds in my yoga pants). I lined my wide glass vase with the wide leaves and then slowly layered in my Whole Foods purchases, layering from the outside in. I had some of the small flowers left over so I used them as decor place setting decor, an additional touch that warms up the overall table setting.
What do you think? Are you now a mud cloth convert? I sell three different versions on Sooonflower- Charcoal Grey, Light Grey, and Tan. Which is your favorite? You can see a rundown of some of my other prints in this post.
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