Global inspiration is sweeping the home design space. "With rise in worldwide tourism, people are bringing elements of their adventures into their homes, which has led to an increase in popularity of many types of textiles and wares,” explains Christina Bryant, founder of St. Frank
One of the hottest decor trends isn’t new at all. In fact, it has a rich history dating back to the 12th century. The bogolanfini, or mudcloth, is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with aged mud. Each piece showcases an unique assortment of symbols and shapes—making each one-of-a-kind. While black and white are the most traditional, these days you can find a bevy of indigo designs, as well.
“The organic tones and geometric patterns of African mudcloths feel fresh and inspiring. They also meld seamlessly with relaxed, modern interiors and add a nice layer of vintage patina without feeling too busy,” says Natalie Myers, founder of Veneer Designs
. From throw blankets
to accent pillows
, here are nine ways to decorate with these tribal treasures.