[All images in this post from Taschen's Peter Beard.]
This photo of Peter Beard, in one of his tents at Hog Ranch near Nairobi, is a familiar sight thanks to Taschen's series of books (and the internet). Maybe each time you've seen it, your eyes have understandably zeroed in on Beard wrapped in stripes. But take a look at the other stripes in the picture, lower left.
I love the idea of a woven African textile as a backdrop for European-style bottles and brushes, so I pulled some different examples. Below are museum pieces, just for inspiration, but if you're looking to buy, check out the vast range of vintage and antique pieces at Adire.
20th-century cotton and silk from Nigeria (Yoruba peoples). Collection of The Met.
Strip-woven Yoruba cloth from the British Museum.
19th-century woven stripes likely created in Nigeria. Via British Museum.
1960s indigo resist-dyed cloth by the Yoruba people of south-western Nigeria. V & A collection.
V & A.
Plain-weave 1930s or 40s striped cloth, possibly from Mali. Via British Museum.