Diamond Pattern Floor Cushion at World Market for $40: These floor cushions pull their motifs from the earth-toned diamond patterns of textiles made by the Kuba tribe in Congo (formerly Zaire).
Bamileke Stools from Cameroon: These elaborate round stools take the shape of the tree trunk from which they're carved.
Black and Natural Tribal Print Pillow for $15: The fabric on this pillow is inspired by traditional Mud cloths from Mali made with earthen dyes.
Senufo Stools from Ivory Coast: These are traditionally carved by hand from a single tree trunk.
Alan Campbell Fabrics from Quadrille: Designer Alan Campbell's batik prints are reminiscent of West African resist-dyed fabrics.
This red feathered piece from Michael Aram's living room is a ceremonial headdress used by the Bamileke tribe in Cameroon. They're available at several American stores, including Modern Dose for around $300. Places to look for African pieces in Chicago: Primitive, Douglas Dawson Gallery, and Ann Nathan Gallery. Top Photo: Eames Elliptical Table ETR from Vitra