An African textile showing the late Michael Jackson
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African textiles from Nelson Mandela to Michael Jackson

15 March 2013 Last updated at 21:51 GMT

An exhibition at the British Museum in London is highlighting the long history of African textiles.

According to the organisers, 'the rich fabric of African printed and factory-woven textiles reflects changing times, fashions and tastes'.

BBC Africa's Bilkisu Labaran went along to find out how.

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