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AFRICAN CLOTHINGS

African clothingis the traditionalclothingworn by the people ofAfrica. In all instances except rural areas these traditional garments have been replaced by Western clothing introduced by European colonialists.
African clothing andfashionis a diverse topic that is able to provide a look into different African cultures. Clothing varies from brightly colored textiles, to abstractly embroidered robes, to colorful beaded bracelets and necklaces. Since Africa is such a large and diverse continent,traditional clothing

History of African Prints

Africanwaxprintsactually came from the Netherlands. In the second half of the 19th century, fuelled by the industrial revolution and colonial expansion, new markets opened in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) as well asAfrica.

African Wax prints have an interesting and (literally) colourful history. West African textiles have always existed, but it was Dutch settlers in the 19th century who helped contribute to and create the designs we would recognise today.

Traditionally, the wax was applied to fabric in places that the manufacturer didn’t want the dye to penetrate, then dye is applied over the top of this to create beautiful, colourful and intricate designs.

African wax prints

vlisco holland waxThe creation of spectacular material using wax is not a new innovation. The method originated in Holland in the 1800′s when a merchant, traveling to Java, saw the people wearing exotic clothing and brought a description of the wax process home. This Holland Wax Fabrics was then introduced to Africa in the 1900′s, was instantly accepted, and has become the most widely used textile.
Working on the theme of African culture and beliefs, the Dutch wax fabrics designed bold and enthralling patterns with predominating bright browns, yellows, and reds.

ANKARA STYLES

wax print.
hollandaise wax printThere are lots and lots of beautiful and gorgeous style made with ankara fabrics.
Take a look at few of this styles by clicking our New blog page below.
 

SWISS VOILE LACE

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