Walter's notes on what inspired his designs:

Knife Sheath

A Black and White Wire Weave Design - as found on some examples of African artefacts (Knife Sheaths, Staffs, Knobkieries etc).

Joburg Garden / Leaf Jungle

Speckled Leaves : There's a purple plant with pink spots on the leaves that grows here in JHB - not sure what it is called. This design is loosely based on this plant. Have always liked the colours.

Armadillo

Armadillo as rolled up in a ball and as commonly seen.