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Mali, Africa Loving this place of power for meditation but I auto-meditate

Traditional African mud cloth symbols: Each piece of mudcloth tells a story. No two pieces are alike and each pattern and color combination has a meaning. The Smithsonian Institution put together a website with Flash video that steps you through the process The website & video were created in 2003 when Mali was featured at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival.:

In the early 1970s Jean Broster and Alice Mertens collaborated on African Elegance, a book which set out to ‘describe in photographs and words the beauty of the tribal people of the Transkei’. The Transkei was a former independent territory of South Africa during Apartheid.