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Works Consulted
Photo by Ryann Dear
Tailor Issa Tessougé and scraps of bogolan.
Photo by Ryann Dear

Arnoldi, Mary Jo. “Renewing Tradition: The Revitalization of Bogolan in Mali and Abroad.”  African Arts 33, no. 3 (Autumn 2000): 80-82. 

Coulibaly, Kandioura, and Pauline Duponchel. “Bogolanfini: Raíces de un Art.” In 4th Bienal de la Habana (1991): 198-200. 

Donne, J.B. “Bogolanfini: A Mud-Painted Cloth from Mali.” Man: The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute  8 (1973): 104-7.   

Hersey, Irwin, and Sam Hilu. Bogolanfini Mud Cloth.  Atglen, Pa.: Schiffer Publishing, 2005.

Konate, Moussa. “Malian Textiles.” Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2003. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, 2003.

Polakoff, Claire. Into Indigo: African Textiles and Dyeing Techniques. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980. 

Rovine, Victoria L. Bogolan: Shaping Culture through Cloth in Contemporary Mali. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 2001.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Discovering Mudcloth: An African Voices Exhibit. Online exhibition (2002).

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