Les Allégories create abstractions from fragments of wax textile motifs (a fabric widely used in sub-Saharan Africa), which are transposed into the technique of stained glass. The artist brings together symbolic elements from distinct cultures that share a tradition of visual narrative. An analogy thus takes shape between the iconographic function of stained glass, which in the Middle Ages was used to tell stories, and the social function of the ideograms represented on African cloths. This series appears as a formal abstraction, originating from Chloé Quenum’s research in West Africa (Benin and Togo) on notions of origin and transmission through fabrics. The systems and graphic compositions on wax fabrics have specific meanings. Transposed onto stained glass, the light reflection and glass vibrations displace the reading of these patterns from their original context.