There are six large oil paintings in this series, all dating from 1992. The central motif was derived from a book on African mud temples. Photographs of the temples showed murals and fantastic mud sculptures of figures with European hats, umbrellas, and even sewing machines, which the African artists presumably took to be potent symbols of some sort. Davie introduced the umbrella into his own painting. The image to the left of the umbrella is Mexican and the image on the far left wall is reminiscent of Aboriginal art. The tall image to the right is invented. The text, partly Spanish, partly French, is from another book, possibly one on alchemy.