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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Wax Print Fabric from Ghana


Batteries
Originally uploaded by Extreme Craft.
Here is a Flickr set of nine photos of fabric that my ladyfriend Claire brought back from Ghana. Although these are machine-printed fabrics that are widely worn and used, there are still craftspeople making wax-printed fabric by hand. Strangely enough, the Ghanaians tend not to notice the objects that are printed on the fabric. When Claire would ask about certain patterns at the markets, she was always told that they didn't carry such things. With a little digging, she would always find the fabric. She wasn't able to find her holy grail, though, a fabric that everybody seemed to be wearing with roasting chickens printed on it.

1 Comments:

At 6/25/2005 02:32:00 PM, Blogger Rosa said...

I don't know about the roasting chickens fabric, but you can find a lot of wonderful wax prints (including the one with the batteries) at the Vlisco website.

 

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