Swahili Arts and Crafts

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Swahili arts and crafts are shown in the design of carpets and rugs, porcelain and jewelry.  Swahili do not use designs of living things because of their Moslem beliefs.  Instead, you will see geometric patterns. A special type of architecture is used for their homes and mosques.  Poetry and music are important parts of their culture.  Swahili music known as Taarab has poetic lyrics.