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Title African wax print textiles / Anne Grosfilley ; translated from the French: Rachel French.
Author Grosfilley, Anne, author.
Publication Munich : Prestel, [2018]
Copyright date ©2018
Edition English edition.
Description 262 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 30 cm
Call # 746.66 G
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-258).
Note Originally published in French: Paris : La Martinière, 2017, under title: Wax & co : anthologie des tissus imprimés d'Afrique. 9782732480701
Summary "This groundbreaking book reveals the complex origins of African wax print textiles. In beautifully illustrated chapters, Anne Grosfilley traces the process of printing and dying the fabric, involving wax or indigo, to its West Indian roots. She also explores the differences of mass-produced and artisanally sourced fabrics, tracking where textiles go from the manufacturing centers 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 vendors 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" -- Publisher.
Contents A textile landscape -- Indigo -- Floral indiennes & wax prints. Labels and selvedges ; Royal traditions ; Alphabet ; Religions -- A singular creation. Print & block ; Indonesian derivatives ; Colours -- A shared market. Fashion and counterfeit ; Love ; Women ; Animals -- From fabric to clothing. Magazines ; Elegant accessories ; Urban life ; Patriotism -- On your marks, steady, go! Decoration from the earth ; Flora & fauna ; Inter-weaving ; Addis-Abeba -- From kanga to shweshwe. Floral indienne inspiration ; Shweshwe ; Mourning ; Important people.
Subject Indigo -- Africa, West.
Batik -- Africa, West.
Textile fabrics -- Africa, West.
Textile design -- Africa, West.
Clothing and dress -- Africa, West.
Resist-dyed textiles -- Africa, West.
Clothing and dress. (OCoLC)fst00864680
Indigo. (OCoLC)fst00970275
Resist-dyed textiles. (OCoLC)fst01095586
Textile design. (OCoLC)fst01148616
Textile fabrics. (OCoLC)fst01148636
Africa, West. (OCoLC)fst01239521
Addl. Author French, Rachel (Translator), translator.
Addl. Title Wax & co. English
ISBN 3791384368 (hardback) :
9783791384368 (hardback) :

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