I often get asked the meaning of the patterns that I draw/etch onto my jewelry. The true beginning of my fascination with these tribal patterns was about a year ago when I read an article about the Kassena tribe in Ghana, Africa. The photos of the mud houses and the amazingly beautiful geometric patterns that adorned them really caught my attention. I Googled them and the more I read and the more photos of these earth houses I saw, the more influenced I felt by these drawings.
My versions are by no means exact replicas, but when I sit down to work and start drawing I feel that there are an endless number of designs to be made.
Wanna see more? Check out the Flickr feed of Rita Willaert of her trip to the village for an amazing display of color and culture.