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: 3.50   Per 1/2 metre: 7.00   Per metre: 14.00

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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Mystery of Creation
Indigo

Code: FWX044

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Wax Print Adventures
Indigo

Code: AWX002

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Six Petals Pink
 

Code: FWX154

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Record Disk Lime
 

Code: FWX157

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Ribbons
Indigo

Code: FWX173

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Triple Dart
Indigo

Code: FWX174

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Orange Grove
 

Code: FWX158

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Consensus Tangarine
 

Code: FWX162

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Snowflake
Indigo

Code: FWX175

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Bridget
Indigo

Code: FWX176

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Papillon
 

Code: FWX169

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Ribbons
 

Code: FWX166

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Headdress
Indigo

Code: FWX172

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Fandango
Indigo

Code: FWX130

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Patchwork
 

Code: FWX167

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Connected
 

Code: FWX159

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Dar es Salaam
 

Code: FWX156

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Skin
Indigo

Code: FWX030

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Fantasie
 

Code: FWX165

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Eden Salutation
 

Code: FWX152

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