Friday, June 27, 2008

Out of Africa

Schematic Bushman wall painting at Nachikufu, Rhodesia.
Bushongo design of palm cloth strips applied onto plain palm cloth backing, Congo-Kinshasa.

Carved design on Dogon wooden door latch, Mali.

Common Zulu hide shield design, Republic of South Africa.

Bangba symbolic wall painting, Congo-Kinshasa

Fon carved altar slab, Dahomey.

Here are some beautiful and graphic designs of African origin. They sort of speak for themselves! Taken from a book published by Dover: African Designs from Traditional Sources by Geoffrey Williams( published in 1971)

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