The Bazin: Malian Fashion Threads of Power, Color and Culture

Once dyed, the bazins fabric are dried in the sun.

Hand-dyed damask cotton, also called Bazin and referred to as Boubous for men, is the raw material of Malian fashion. The Malian blind singer Amadou Bakayoko and Mariam Doumbia paid tribute to this fabric in an album released in 2005…

Djenne is located on the bank of the rivers Bani and Niger. It is about 8-hour drive from Bamako. For most, it is easier to get to Djenne from the travel hub of Mopti, located slightly north of here. Most travelers visiting Djenne will enter the old town by taking…

By unifying the fragmented kingdoms of West Africa in the 13th century, Sundiata Keita created an empire whose greatness the griots still praise. The Mandingo lion was a fierce warrior and skillful statesman.

Born disabled in 1190, in Niani in the small Kingdom of Mandingo (currently Upper Guinea), Sundiata Keita…

Weddings in Mali involve various necessary customs and celebrations spread out through several days. Usually, the groom and the bride do not personally know the attendees that come to the wedding festivity because Malian families tend to be very big due to polygamy.

People’s used to say that Malian is…

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