"Take Me to the Moon"
The history of African textiles is a global story, both ancient and modern, and a powerful symbol of the changing tides of culture, politics, and trade. While we are continuously inspired by the beauty of these textiles, we're also motivated by the history that they represent and the opportunity they offer to create social and economic change.
WHAT ARE KITENGE AND ANKARA?
While the continent has a deep and varied history of textile production, kitenge, the name given to textiles produced in East Africa, and ankara, prints produced in West Africa, are our main inspiration.
Traditionally woven to communicate messages or commemorate events, kitenge and ankara incorporate both the history of ancient civilizations and the history of colonialism. These patterns are often referred to as Dutch wax prints because Dutch colonists were the conduit between colonies in Southeast Asia (today's Indonesia), where the technique of dying fabrics with wax, batik, had been used for centuries, and their colonies in West Africa, where they sold machine-made batik replicas we now know as wax prints.
Mfg: Hollandaise Dutch Wax Prints
SUPER REAL WAX
MAMA Africa 934
Smoke Free Environment
Sold by the continuous yard(s)
36" long x 45" wide
5 yds 13" available
Shipping Overages are Refunded
1-3 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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