African Wax Print Textiles

Anne Grosfilly

Description

This groundbreaking book reveals the complex origins of African wax print fabrics.

In beautifully illustrated chapters, Anne Grosfilley traces the process of printing and dying the fabric, involving wax or indigo, to its west African roots. She also explores the differences of mass-produced and artisanally sourced fabrics, tracking where textiles go from the manufacturing centres to markets and cities throughout Africa and the world. Grosfilley offers the fruits of her own passionate research as she profiles a variety of individuals from rural venders to trendsetting fashionistas.

This eye-opening study celebrates the enormous variety of African fabric styles and uses, and explores the complex interconnections between the continent and colonialism and between modern technology and Old World practices.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    264
  • Size
    290 x 245mm
  • Publisher
    Prestel
  • ISBN
    9783791384368
Status
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Stock Code
180241
Our Price
$105.00