The J. Banks Collection for New Ravenna mosaics capture the essence of refined, southern-coastal style, combined with the rich colors and graphic patterns of African tribal design. Featuring 15 patterns, the collection has three themes in mind: waves, trellises, and palms. Designer Joni Vanderslice (principal and owner of J. Banks Design) drew inspiration for this collection from her travels to and around Africa through her non-profit group, the Valentine Project. By partnering with local Tanzanian churches, Vanderslice’s Valentine Project aims to provide safe homes for orphans in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.