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Mud Clothes Workshop

S├ęgou, Mali

Ségou is located only three hours from Bamako, Ségou is a bustling regional capital.

Ségou has a wonderful mud-cloth (called "bogolan" locally) workshop that tourists can visit

The Ndomo workshop is a social enterprise run by a very talented artist, Boubacar DoumbiaThe demonstration and workshop is really good and hands on participation is encouraged. As well as being introduced to the vegetable dyes used and the plants that they come from, you will be told the meaning of some the symbols used in Bogalon, and get to design your own fragment using the symbols. If nothing else, you will appreciate just how skilled these guys are. After visiting you will see the Bogalon cloth in a new light - understand it's a language, not just squiggles on a cloth.

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