9783791384368-3791384368-African Wax Print Textiles

African Wax Print Textiles

ISBN-13: 9783791384368
ISBN-10: 3791384368
Author: Grosfilley, Anne
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardcover 264 pages
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ISBN-13: 9783791384368
ISBN-10: 3791384368
Author: Grosfilley, Anne
Publication date: 2018
Publisher: Prestel
Format: Hardcover 264 pages

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Acknowledged authors Grosfilley, Anne wrote African Wax Print Textiles comprising 264 pages back in 2018. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 3791384368 and 9783791384368. Since then African Wax Print Textiles textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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As colorful and varied as the fabric it explores, this insightful book looks at traditional African textiles and reveals a complicated history that spans generations and continents.

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 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 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.
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