There’s an African proverb that says “Greatness and beauty do not belong to the gods alone.” We like to think the author of that little saying was talking about African textiles, which have long featured some of the most stunning patterns and weaves and are favorites of ours for spicing up home decor.
We especially love African patterns that feature bold, repeating geometrics; these give the illusion of movement and “rhythm,” as well as visual texture. Case in point: Annie’s new Mali and Mosi indoor/outdoor rugs. With their contrasting shapes on versatile camel and indigo backgrounds, these rugs might just be our new decorating besties for any room that could use a dash of global glam. We’re also partial to the fringed ends—an extra personality punch—and their ridiculously easy-care weave; just rinse with a hose or in the tub, scrub gently with a bit of soapy water, rinse again, and hang to dry.
But why stop there? Here are some other African inspirations—in indigo, one of the most common colors in African patterns, and one that’s easy to pair with just about any other color—to get you warmed up.
1. Diamond Denim/White Indoor/Outdoor Rug
2. Ikat French Blue Scarf
3. Fresh American Le Tote Navy/Ivory Tote Bag Moyen
4. Mali Indigo Indoor/Outdoor Rug
5. Mosi Indigo Indoor/Outdoor Rug
6. Resist Stripe Indigo Napkin
7. Riviera Voile French Blue Ankle Length Nu-mu
8. Uma Resist Indigo Quilt
Like what you see? Tell us why you love African-style patterns and you’ll be entered to win one of Annie’s Mali indoor/outdoor rugs, size 3’x5′, in the color of your choice! Check out the Rafflecopter entry form below for 4 easy ways to enter! Contest ends on Tuesday, January 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST. View the full details.
Congratulations to our winner, Alina from Michigan!