So, what now? I can use reproduction prints, garnering the same design advantages but lacking authenticity. Or I can do *sigh* papers. One possible compromise: On eBay, I found a listing for papers printed with photo reproductions of kente cloth. The shipping is way high, but I'm thinking about doing it anyway. I couldn't use all African motifs, though, so then I would have the problem of locating papers that counterfeit Asian and Latin American ethnic designs. What to do. What to do.
A promising find from my eBay browsing: Lots of textile printing blocks are available, mostly from India. Any one of them would work for producing the card's focal image. Beautiful, authentic, and no licensing issues. Win-win-win.