Wall hangings and cushions - vintage fabric woven from raffia-palm leaf fibres. The swaths are traditionally worn as ceremonial dance skirts, called ntchaks, by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Africa | Oba's beaded cushion/footstool from the Yoruba people of southwestern Nigeria | 20th century | The six faces encircling the side panel represent orisa (deities) which the king is able to utilize or control. Around the rim the king's name is inscribed in white. Leather tassels cover lovely flowers with curved stalks alternating between the faces.
The gorgeous colors of Marrakech, Morocco. The medina of Marrakech is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with mazelike alleys where thriving souks (marketplaces) sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewelry.