English wax cotton fabric

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Object

Fabric

Title

English wax cotton fabric

Production date

1995-2000

Material

cotton

Dimensions

height (whole): 4000mm
width (whole): 2000mm
depth (whole): 1mm

Description

This light cotton fabric is printed with a West African design and was bought from a textiles shop in Stoke Newington, East London. It was made using a wax-printing process, where wax is block printed onto the surface of the fabric before dyeing so some areas of the fabric 'resist' the dye, creating a pattern. Wax printed cloth is seen to be superior, and this cloth has had the words 'english wax' printed at the border as proof of quality. Dyed in green, blue and brown, this fabric has a stylised repeating pattern of cocoa pods and leaves.

Production person

ABC

Inscription

ABC English wax

Associated place

Africa
Stoke Newington

Object number

2001.18

On display?

No

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