African fabric comes in many different forms. Industrially produced wax printed cotton being the most recognisable known in different places as Ankara or Kitenge, Chitenge, Dutch wax and Wax prints. Hand woven Mudcloth is dyed using fermented mud nuts and and leaves and comes from Mali in west Africa. Hand woven raffia known as Kuba cloth from the Congo. And resist and tye dyed fabrics using natural Indigo and commercial dyes are made all over the continent. Shwe Shwe featuring small repetitive motifs in the South and plaid from east Africa. Most feature bold graphic prints, each one telling their own story through a visual language embedded with symbolism. Traditionally worn to show social status or political views. Today these are a favourite for not only for fashion but also creating stunning homewares and quilts and furniture.