Sometimes you don't get around to seeing or hearing about things until it's too late. Such is the case with the exhibition, "The Essential Art of African Textiles: Design Without End," held last October 2008 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC.
You can read a review of it in the New York Times and see a slideshow of some exhibited pieces. This image at top is one of my faves. "Between Earth and Heaven" by Mr. Anatsui