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