African Art


As part of our investigations on biodiversity, we have been looking at Africa as an area of interest. We found these artworks by the Senufo people of Korhogo from the Ivory Coast in West Africa.

The cotton material used in traditional artworks is dyed using many different colours from trees, leaves and teas. Bold designs are painted on the material and include geometric patterns, animals and flowers.

Each of the animals or flowers motifs has a different meaning and the artworks usually tell a story of village life.

We have attempted to represent a variety of animals in our artworks, can you identify the animals we have drawn?