Kente cloth is woven from strips of ribbon and worn by African royalty and priests. The different colors have meanings Red = conflict, Blue = Peace, Gold = Royalty, Green = Earth, Black = Maturity.
The original was done at a huge 4000 x 2500 pixel size and every pixel block was placed by hand as if I was stitching it. I used a loose grid but I didn't snap to it, leaving little imperfections like the real cloth. The pattern is in no way perfect or symmetrical, but it's so busy it tricks your eye into thinking it is. I had to balance leaving stuff imperfect (really hard for me) vs that one pixel is bugging me and has to be fixed. Even though this is less than half size, if you zoom in you can see the microscopic detail.
I didn't copy any images, but I did research. This is a new fabric pattern. It took me a week.