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Bamana | The Art of Existence in Mali #african

Description: Market Colours. Photo ID: 1125 Location: Mali - Badalabougou

strips are sewn into large panels - fabric panels are dyed by soaking in decoctions of leaves and bark - patterns of clay-rich mud are applied with sticks and brushes; one mud-application and one dye-bath are required for each successive shade of color.

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10 Easy Pieces: Designers' Favorite Prints and Patterns

Designers Favorite Fabrics, Rebecca Robertson, Robertson Pasanella

African chieftan blanket, 19th century. Fulani people (Mali or Ghana). Cotton, wool. Beautiful, authentic colors

Philippe Xerri for Rock The Kasbah Tunisian pendant light from @couleurlocaleconceptstore ❤️ Please check out her amazing account and store, pure gorgeousness — : @apartmentf15 — indian door, indian grinder, african senufo stools, nigerian...

Africa | Peul/Fulani woman from Mali | Photographer ?


Africa Takes Its Turn on the Runway

Patricia Akello, a Ugandan model, on the cover of Per-Anders Pettersson’s new book, “African Catwalk.”

Turquoise Tcherot Necklace. Tuareg People. This is an extravagant necklace hand crafted by award winning jeweler Moussa Albaka and is made of sterling silver and beautiful spider web turquoise beads. The pendant is known as a “Tcherot” and is inlaid with ebony wood. Tuareg talisman boxes or “Tcherot” were worn on necklaces by Tuareg women and on Tuareg men’s turbans. They contain verses of the Quran and were worn as protective amulets, for fertility and for strength. Location: Niger…