African patterns and their strands

Pendant Leaf African pattern

African patterns and their strands

African fabrics and their variety of patterns go beyond clothing: they are a fusion of history and culture and hold messages that have been handed down from generation to generation. The feel of the landscape, its flora and fauna as well as its rituals and magical culture of a whole continent is retained in its patterns that ended up merging with its textiles and clothing. The diversity of cultures and environments has created a diversity of patterns. Each set of colours and geometries carries the observer and was the great inspiration for this necklace. An embroidered pendant, with African patterns, that along with its cotton threads and metal details, creates a different and captivating ensemble. 

References:

www.geledes.org.br/panos-africanos-tradicao-reinventada

www.africanfabric.co.uk/african-inspirations/african-textile-stories

www.afrolegends.com/2013/05/17/history-of-african-fabrics-and-textiles/

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