Mali in London: Abdoulaye Konaté at Rivington Place

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Have you walked past this window display at Rivington Place in East London?

It was designed by Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté. The 7 metre-wide (23 ft) textile was created especially for the window at Rivington Place. It was inspired by the striking plumage of the guinea fowl, and communicates the artist’s political concerns about the relationship between power and religion in Africa.

Abdoulaye Konaté was born in Mali in 1953 and still lives and works in the country.

The temporary window display has just been taken down (it was on display in December and early January) – so tell us, where else can you find Malian culture in London?