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Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; pale red cloth with red and black fan design background pattern; border top and bottom blue hand holding green torch alternating with black five-pointed star; main repeating pattern horizontal rows, top to bottom: 1) sets of three circles with portraits inside - a) J.E. KWEGYIR AGGREY [first vice-principal of school], b) SIR FREDERICK GORDON GUGGISBERG [governor who commissioned school], c) REV. A.G. FRASER [first principal]; 2) blue hand with green torch alternating with blue and green fruit; 3) seal of school showing shield with keyboard inside rope circle, "ACHIMOTA SCHOOL FOUNDED 1927" below; 4) blue hand with green torch alternating with blue and green fruit; 5) sets of three circles with portraits inside - a) J.E. KWEGYIR AGGREY [first vice-principal of school], b) SIR FREDERICK GORDON GUGGISBERG [governor who commissioned school], c) REV. A.G. FRASER [first principal]; "CTP 100% PURE COTTON 1255" printed along border.
- Made in: Accra
- (Africa,Ghana,Greater Accra Region,Accra)
- Length: 131 centimetres
- Width: 116.5 centimetres
Worn by students of Achimota School.'Fancy prints are cheaper to produce and buy, but their designs often imitate the wax prints. They are printed on one side only by engraved rollers or printing screens. These cloths often feature photographic images making them a popular choice for commemorating or promoting important social political or cultural events.
Both wax and fancy print cloths are bought at market and given to tailors to make clothes worn by men, women or children.’
‘Ghanaian schools, colleges and universities widely advertise themselves through fancy prints. They are used to celebrate anniversaries or to make uniforms worn by their pupils or students.’
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Object reference number: EAF83818
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