Filafani is painted mudcloth which is created and often worn to appease the madebele spirits. Filafani shares many characteristics of bogolanfini from Mande culture. Filafani is often painted with horizontal and vertial lines, creating geometric patterns spread across the entire cloth. However, some filafani may be painted with intricate figures such as in the picture above. One difference between filafani and bogolanfini is that it is created only by Senufo men, whereas bogolanfini is created only by Mende women. Another difference is that filafani uses a positive dying process, rather than the dying of negative spaces which is used in bogolanfini.