Traditional and contemporary African designs

When most people think of African fabrics, the first thing that comes to mind is these traditional African wax prints. Traditional - because they've been sold in African markets since the industrial revolution and many of the original designs are still popular today. Contemporary - because today's designers are creating new patterns to reflect modern tastes, as well as putting a contemporary spin on traditional designs. All 100% cotton, most of these genuine wax prints are made in Ghana.

Fabrics are 115 cm / 45 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 57 cm / 20 x 22.5 in, approximately.

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"Fascinating... a major step forward in telling the tale of African wax prints." John Gillow - textiles collector and author of African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent.

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Prices and Ordering

Per Fat Quarter: 3.60   Per 1/2 metre: 7.20   Per metre: 14.40

Adventure Packs: Prices vary

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Wax Print
Adventure Packs

Code: AWX001

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Wax Print
Retro Adventures

Code: AWR001

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Oriental Leaf
Indigo

Code: FWX011

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Wax Print Adventures
Indigo

Code: AWX002

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The Ears Have It
 

Code: FWX180

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Brushstrokes
 

Code: FWX181

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Lost in Transition
Indigo

Code: FWX178

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Papillon
Indigo

Code: FWX042

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Starflower
 

Code: FWX182

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Wavelength
 

Code: FWX183

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Sonic
Indigo

Code: FWX043

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The Puzzler
Indigo

Code: FWX063

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Oak Leaf
 

Code: FWX184

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Jigsaw
 

Code: FWX185

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Mask
Indigo

Code: FWX064

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Backgammon
Indigo

Code: FWX179

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Find the Way
 

Code: FWX186

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Zygote
 

Code: FWX187

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Ribbons
Indigo

Code: FWX173

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Snowflake
Indigo

Code: FWX175

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Spinning Top
50s Retro

Code: FWX192

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Jardin des Arbres
 

Code: FWX195

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Graceland
 

Code: FWX196

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Skin
Indigo

Code: FWX030

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