Here they are! All three styles of my new Mali handmade frame collection! My Mali collection is all about pattern and is inspired by one of the best known African textile traditions of mudcloth, or bogolanfini. In the new collection there are 3 designs, 4 sizes, and they come stained in either black or brown.
What inspires me about mudcloth patterns is the dramatic statement of bold white symbols on black. And like the old saying goes amongst designers, “every room needs a touch of black.” The patterns and varieties of mudcloth are endless, so it allows you to create something unique with whichever patterns you are most inspired by. This is how I designed the 3 different patterns in my new collection; with symbols from mudcloth patterns that I am most inspired by.