- Museum number
'Fancy' print; cloth made of cotton. Background printed in brown with repeated figures of rampant lion in grey; diagonal stripes in green, yellow and red. Oval panels repeated throughout with representation of Bob Marley set into a map of Africa. Inscription above figure reads: 'AFRICA UNITE'; inscription below reads: 'Bob Marley'. Selvedges along two long sides.
- Production date
- 2006 (?)
Length: 180 centimetres
Width: 115 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- '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.’
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Collected during a British Museum trip to Ghana; acquired at Kumasi market on 12 August 2006.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number