Wednesday, 21 May 2008

fabrics and prints









It never happened before I blogged my shopping, is about time! Couldn't resist buying a few metres of the chair wax print fabric, like a crazy image of a room in some colonial hotel. The tap was also tempting, but I promised myself not to bring more textiles home without knowing what to do with them (though I don't know what I'll do with the chairs yet, just look maybe).

These fabrics where brought to Kalebassi from Nigeria by Aino Ternstedt-Oni-Okpaku (one of the Afro Art founders) along with other art and craft objects.

More Kalebassi news is that taylor Omar Nyang have a workshop there from now on. I got the crash course in African textiles, taste the words: ganjala, baseng, indigo, bogolan, korugo...

History of the wax print here
More wax print patterns here and here
Vlisco prints here

6 comments:

mansuetude said...

i can't explain it
nor do i know why
but these prints remind me of being very small. (?)
Of wondering (up) at fanciful images--like the beginning of imagining? (i don't know why, either).

Do you?

paula lindblom said...

Hej Bibbi!

Tack för finfint butiks tips! Jag blev så sugen på det där vattenkrans tyget när jag såg det på din blogg, så jag kvistade iväg och köpte en meter. Sååååååå nöjd!

Hej hej Paula.

Pia Johansson said...

Ja, va roliga tyger. Den som kunde sy ändå!

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