# Traditional totem #
The Shoowa people, a small tribe from the Kingdom of Kuba, now Zaire, have been designing and making embroidered textiles for hundreds of years.
With their complex geometrical patterning and bold colours, these works of art were used as status symbols, dowries, shrouds, religious vestment or as a type of currency.
# Christopher Ofili abstract paintings #
Christopher Ofili, the British Turner Prize-winning painter who is best known for his paintings incorp-orating elephant dung.
He creates intricate, kaleidoscope paintings and works on people that deftly merge abstraction and figuration.
The designer is deeply inspired, through printing and patterns to make the clothing dynamic and visual effects, to create an unique artistic style.