Wax Print Fabric
The bold and colorful wax printed textiles associated with Central and West Africa are popular designs rich in symbolism that are embraced by many in Africa and the diaspora. From a Ghanaian government campaign to wear national dress on Fridays, they are a show of pride and belonging. However, these textiles have a complex and surprising history involving several continents, and with a colonial past and still limited production in West Africa itself, other designers are more hesitant to integrate them into their fashion.
Join Ghanaian-American entrepreneur Amma Aboagye and the National Arts Club for a journey through the history and current influence of wax print fabric in African fashion design and identity. Aboagye is the founder of Wax Print Fest, part of the Ghanaian Year of Return Commemoration in 2019, celebrating Ghanaian cultural traditions and contributions to textiles and fashion around the world.
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