Thursday, May 16, 2013

Senofo Spirit Animals

The Senufo people of West Africa’s Ivory Coast are renowned for their cloth paintings. They believe their artwork has special meaning and helps protect them in their daily lives. Design motifs usually include birds, snakes, fish, frogs, crocodiles, and turtles as seen from above or side, covered with lots of geometric patterns. 4-6 students created their own spirit animals and created the various geometric designs around the border and in the animal. The background was colored with oil pastels in a blending pattern.

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