Linear, geometric shapes have been a cornerstone of African fabrics for as long as we’ve known of their existence.
Look up “Ndebele art”, for example, to discover the kind of patterns the Ndebele people of Southern Africa painted on their dwellings as far back as the 18th century. Meanwhile, despite seeing their economy plummet in part due to the US using the island to offload excess subsidised American rice in the ’90s, Haitian-inspired bright block colours pervade 3.1 Phillip
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