Geometry has always had a significant place in African societies.
On geometrical ideas in Africa south of the Sahara: " ... in all spheres of African life geometrical ideas, geometrical considerations , geometrical exploration are interwoven, Interbraided, interplaited, intercut, intercoiled, intercised, interpainted...often geometrical exploration also is expression of and develops hand in hand with artistical/aesthetic exploration"
Source: "Geometry from Africa: Mathematical and Educational Explorations"
The Cameroonian mathematician George Njock once characterized the relationship between African art and mathematics as follows: "pure mathematics is the art of creating and imaginations. In this sense black art is mathematics"