Mimi Robinson Design and curated the Pattern Source Book, a vibrant repository  of graphic patterns and color compositions custom made for artisan groups in Bamako, Mali. Drawing upon traditional textile expertise in indigo and mud cloth techniques, while adding a contemporary perspective, the patterns were applied to various applications, including fabric yardage, pillows and wall coverings. View book: Mali ATA Design Book





Mimi Robinson’s process for pattern creation began with hand-rendered drawings of inspiration found in African art and culture. Based on these drawings, a series of over 60 digitally produced patterns and color palettes were created to form this source book used by Malian artisans.

Commissioned by US AID and Aid to Artisans, the textile collections that were curated in the PATTERN SOURCE BOOK were launched at NYIGS and Maison Objet, Paris.

 Project includes: 
+ Research and analysis
+ Product design and development