Qulits were very important to the people of Liberia. Not only were they used to keep the people warm, quilts were a very important form of art to the Liberean people. Colored dyes were used for a variety of colors. Dye could be used to color fabrics and leather. Dyes would be made with water mixed with natrual items such as rocks. These rocks would be ground up into a fine powder and left to sit with the water in pits called dye pits. Fabrics would then be dipped into these pits to color the fabric. Quilts meant so much ot the Liberain people that Liberian presidents gave quilts to the U.S presidents. President John F. Kennedy has a quilt with him and Liberian president William Tubman in his musuem.
The Liberian people wore very decrotaive clothing. They would dip their clothes into the dye pits to get a wide variety of colors. Clothing for ceremonies were very decorative and made the wearer look like a human sculpture. Clothing would be decorated with shell beads and beads made of other rocks. People would wear wooden masks during ceremonies. These masks often resembled animals, humans, or mythical creatures. Real statues were made most of the time ut of wood and studded with iron nails or ivory studs.