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'Snails Drawing Paisleys' by Maria Creyts

  indigo-dyed wax batik and paste resist motif on cotton damask completed in Nigeria, 2012

  in the manner of a sampler, each paisley shape contains imagery derived from traditional Yoruba paste resist designs

  one of the local artists remarked that the paisleys resemble mangoes from the great tree just outside the studio door (I have read that the first paisley designs were likely inspired by the shape of a mango; paisley is a pattern that is not commonly found in West Africa)