part of the vibrant culture of west and central africa

Wax prints are prestigious cloths with a high social value… Cloths are also widely used as a powerful mass communication media, for commemorative, political, religious, social and other message conveying purposes.

these stunning patterns are actually fabric designs, from a dutch company called vlisco who is the top brand amongst purveyors of textiles to chique african ladies since 1846… the patterns feature some weird and wonderful details, such as the playstation consoles shown here, to read more see the original, fascinating blog post where i first came across the story (thanks to ‘angela’ the author)

m / 21-11-2009 22:02

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