This strange contraption came about because I was commissioned by a rather regular client with a piece she wanted to make a wedding present. At the beginning I felt a bit lost, since she had no idea of what could satisfy the soon-to-be couple. Then while talking, and quite by chance, she mentioned they are both fascinated with Africa (where they will also be spending their honeymoon).
Africa I and Africa II followed in line, though in these cases I used stock images:
The fabric designs on the robes of women 2 and 4 (from the left) as well as the design applied to the jars are from SolStock www.solstock.deviantart.com Check out her gallery, she recently uploaded a batch of beautiful fabrics.
The decorative brushes coming out of the "sun" (yeah, it's supposed to be the sun) are from merrym www.merrym.deviantart.com