Symbology

Mudcloth, with its roots in Mali dating back to the 12th century, derives its name "Bogolanfini" from the Mali ethnic language Bambara, where "bogo" signifies earth or mud, and "lan" fini represents cloth. These intricate patterns bear significance for both wearers and observers, much like Ankara and Kitenge fabrics.

These artistic patterns, unique to various tribes, are not arbitrary expressions of creativity but rather deliberate conveyors of profound cultural messages. Each Kulture Kitchen design utilizes a combination of these symbols to convey unique stories and messages on each plate.