Skip to the main content
Custom printed fabric and more

Supporting independent designers as the world's largest Marketplace for eco-friendly, printed-on-demand:

Fabric Wallpaper Gift Wrap
  1. Pick Your Design
  2. Choose Your Material
  3. Checkout
View_off
ROOM
View_on
DESIGN
Rhinos and waterholes by Su_G fabric by su_g on Spoonflower - custom fabric

Preview scale: 24 x 24 inches

by su_g

Design Scale Options:

12.00in x 6.00in, 200 pixels/inch,
x repeats across a roll
1. Choose a Paper
Carrot_white
2. Choose a Size
Carrot_white
Carrot_white
3. Choose an Amount
Quantity must be a whole number!
Please add items to your cart in quantities of 200 or less.
quantity
Swatch


1
1
1
1
Horizontal: 1
Vertical: 1
Total: $0.00
Discount
Snow-on-snow_profile-pic_thumb

By Su Schaefer

Featuring: 'Snow on snow', my entry in the Snow Day Challenge. Thank you to everyone favoriting, commenting, purchasing & sharing project pictures of my designs - so very much appreciated! All designs © Su Schaefer, All Rights Reserved

Visit this designer's shop

Description:

Rhinos and waterholes, design inspired by the textiles and wood carvings of the multi-ethnic Kuba peoples of Zaire. © Su Schaefer 2013

Rhinos and waterholes. Design inspired by the turn of the 19th century raffia textiles and wood carvings of the multi-ethnic Kuba peoples of Zaire in equatorial Africa. 49th out of 296 entries (with 143 votes) in the African-inspired Contest: thanks to all who voted!
© Su Schaefer 2013

The Kuba have been described as "a people who cannot bear to leave a surface without ornament" (Wikipedia). Textile conservator Ann E. Svenson describes Kuba textiles as "simultaneously bold and intricate, dramatic and subdued, irregular and ordered, as well as asymmetrical and balanced. In all cases they are fluid, visually engaging and full of surprises".

See more African inspired designs by Su_G.

See other designs by Su_G.

Hand drawn, linen-weave applied, half-brick repeat.
[Currently set @ Fabric: 300 ppi; Wallpaper: 200; Gift wrap: 333 ppi]

Log in or Sign up to add a comment.

su_g

su_g says: Susan thanks so much for having a look at the whole collection and picking this one out for a comment: it is one of my all-time faves! So happy to read how much you like it too! (I was happy it did so well in that contest as there were an awful lot of fantastic entries!)

Posted over 2 years ago.

susan_p...

susan_polston says: Saw this via your rain boots link. I LOVE this. This is the kind of thing I am a complete sucker for. Awesome. How can that be in 49th place?? 1st place!!

Posted over 2 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much for your generous comment Amy - very glad you've seen it now!!

Posted over 3 years ago.

amy_g

amy_g says: Wowza!!! This is so gorgeous, I can't believe I haven't seen this before!

Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you so much Lisa! I'm so glad that this design and the Kuba appeal to you too! I had to smile at your linking that wonderful description of them as "a people who cannot bear to leave a surface without ornament" to the Spoonflower community: so true! I have found more excellent ideas of fun and decorative ways to use fabric here than anywhere else.

Posted over 3 years ago.

vanilla...

vanillabeandesigns says: After reading your comments, the Kuba are now my new favorite group of people (who "cannot bear to leave a surface without ornament"); but that might also describe the Spoonflower community! This fabric is now my new favorite African - inspired fabric, I love how the background texture shines through in the lighter spaces of the design, and it certainly adds great dimension to the rhinos! Just wonderful!

Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Swatch printed on basic combed cotton (part design only, at a slightly larger scale than currently showing, scale can be changed, please message me any preference).

su_g uploaded a fabric image for su_g's design Rhinos and waterholes by Su_G :

Rrrrv2_two-rinos-approach_opt_b_comment_287778_thumb

Posted over 3 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Yvonne and Shirley, and I love the idea of a top fifty! Yes! The competition was extremely tough - I was very happy to come 49th out of 296 entries and to receive 143 votes: thanks to all who voted!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

koalalady

koalalady says: Congratulations top 50! My new category. :-) There was some extremely tough competition wouldn't you say?

Posted almost 4 years ago.

miart

miart says: Beautiful composition, colors, and textures!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks Karen, Pat and Kathlyn for your wonderful comments and feedback - that "Kewl" made me laugh too, thanks for that!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

karenha...

karenharveycox says: I love this design, the colors and the collection.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

chickot...

chickoteria says: Su....LOVE the texture...so bold! Good luck in the contest!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

kstarbuck

kstarbuck says: Kewl!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks Sharon and Julie for the nice feedback - much appreciated and very motivating!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

cjldesigns

cjldesigns says: The rhinos look wonderful Su, I love the texture in your bold design!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

scrummy

scrummy says: very cool! xxx

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thank you all Katarina, Tina, Sheila and Joan for your great feedback and comments. I've just added this wonderful description: Textile conservator Ann E. Svenson describes Kuba textiles as "... simultaneously bold and intricate, dramatic and subdued, irregular and ordered, as well as asymmetrical and balanced. In all cases they are fluid, visually engaging and full of surprises", a description I strongly relate to!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

joanmcl...

joanmclemore says: Fabulous balance of boldness and colors............really evokes an African feel.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

sheila'...

sheila's_corner says: Su these are all WOW! the white pops, the blue pops, retro, and modern at the same time. The texture....I love the play of the circles, small, large... the bulls eye in disguise. Really amazing Su :)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Oh Sylvie - so true about the Rhinos (sadly, angrily!). I've spent hours watching them in the Western Plains Zoo and they are the most dainty movers, so light on their feet, like dancers, and despite the fact that all the keepers are very respectful of them (unpredictable) they are just defenseless in the wild against poachers.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

ottoman...

ottomanbrim says: What a great collection! I love the earthy palette and the textures! And the rhinos are great!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

katarina

katarina says: Gorgeous, love the textures and that retro appeal:)

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: How wonderful to wake up to your lovely comments and feedback Rhonda, Victoria, Janiece, Sue Ellen, Melanie (from NZ... hi neighbour!), and Deborah. MUCH appreciated. Rhonda I think you put your finger on it (again!) - thanks so much for that.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

art_on_...

art_on_fabric says: Su I agree with the others.. WOW :^D I'm glad you chose Rhino's, they need the publicity because they are being poached for their horns, so sad... But here you make people notice them! It's a really beautiful collection! :^D ~ sylvie

Posted almost 4 years ago.

anniedeb

anniedeb says: Love the linen look of this design. It's beautiful.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

madex

madex says: Wow! Love the textures and colours, fabulous design!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

fireflower

fireflower says: I love this collection! You've outdone yourself, Su!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

whimzwh...

whimzwhirled says: Great design and collection. Love the color choices as well.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

kirpa

kirpa says: Stunning, Su!!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

rhondad...

rhondadesigns says: The stylised rhino shapes meld perfectly with the terrific, curvy, geometric background, Su! Your choice of colours has a wonderful earthiness, with just a touch of sky to brighten the palette!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

su_g

su_g says: Thanks so much Elizabeth, Angela, Shirley, Susan and Virginie, for your lovely and helpful comments. I have no idea why I like this so much - as it feels like it breaks all the 'rules' - but I do... and your comments suggest there is a good reason for that...

Posted almost 4 years ago.

demigoutte

demigoutte says: Woow, it's a fantastic design ! Very nice textures and colors !

Posted almost 4 years ago.

susanin...

susaninparis says: Su, this is very cool. Your colors are perfect, and linen texture makes the design sing.

Posted almost 4 years ago.

koalalady

koalalady says: Inspired pattern making. I like them all

Posted almost 4 years ago.

mag-o

mag-o says: Su, you have done a fantastic job on this whole collection!

Posted almost 4 years ago.

elizabe...

elizabethvitale says: I love the variety of shapes in this pattern! Nice work!

Posted almost 4 years ago.