This geometric print from Dutch fabric house Vlisco showcases its unexpected color combinations to magical effect. Triangles and diamonds in various shades of gray run the length of the fabric, with diagonal lines criss-crossing the background to add a sense of energy and movement. Contrasting red triangles add warmth and life to this beautifully balanced design.
The background of this fabric features a small grid pattern, reminiscent of a mat. This is an example of an Adinkra symbol — traditional symbols that have been used in cloth in West Africa for centuries. The mat pattern signifies the marriage bed, and it is said that if a woman sleeps in a good bed (ketepa), then she will have a good marriage.