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Africa | Textile Blanket, Chieftan, 19th century | Fulani people; Mali or Ghana | Cotton, wool

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Textile Wrapper (20th century) from Ghana. Kente cloth of rayon, cotton. via the Heilbrunn timeline of Art History, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

It's simple but I love the markings on this piece, add some color here and there or just leave it simple.

Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo Wood, pigment Source: Face Mask (Kpeliye'e) [Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, or Burkina Faso; Senufo] (1978.412.365) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Africa | Voodoo festival 2012, Ouidah, Benin | © Luca Gargano.

Africa | Face Mask (Kpeliye'e), 19th–mid-20th century | Côte d'Ivoire; Senufo | Wood, horns, raffia fiber, cotton cloth, feather, metal, sacrificial material

Africa | Masquerade Element: Leopard Head (Omama) | 17th–19th century | Nigeria Culture: Yoruba peoples, Owo group | Medium: Ivory, wood or coconut shell

Africa | The famous Venda potter, Rebecca Matibe sits in her garden with one of her sculptures behind her and one of her traditional pots beside her. Limpopo, South Africa | © Lauren Barkume

Africa | A Wodaabe Ceremonial Dance Cloak. Agadez, Niger | c. 1900s. | dark indigo background embroided all over with applique and embroided multicoloured geometric motifs

Scarification on a Nuba woman marking the weaning of her first child The scarification is achieved by hooking the skin with a thorn and then cutting it with a small knife. Victoria Ebin, The Body Decorated. London: Thames and Hudson, 1979.

By artist Ruud van Empel, who works & lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands