While researching designs the other day I came across this beautiful textile art form known as INDIGO an African print form. Why am I excited about this ? mainly as not only is it colourful but also a unique and modern print seen and worn today 170 years after it was first designs.
A Dutch textile designer named Vlisco originated the wax printing technique called ‘ WAX HOLLANDAIS’ which is a unique process of fabric creation finished by hand.
I have attached some pictures of some of these designs which I are used by fashion houses today. As you will see some of the fabrics show exquisite designs in eyecatching vibrant colours which would be gorgeous in scarf designs today Perhaps I should design a series of African prints ? The moral of the story is that all things old are often the best and are very inspirational.
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