- Museum number
Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; cream cloth with white borders; background repeating pattern of green and burgundy lines; two main vertical repeating bands: 1) picture labelled "ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS (PATRON SAINT), logo of school (light green circle, "ST. BERNADETTE 1979-2004 25 YEARS" in black around edge, shield at centre with rosary, "SOUBIROUS SCH. DANSOMAN" in light green on green banner underneath), drawing labelled "HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II", logo of school, photo labelled "ARCHBISHOP DOMINIC K. ANDOH", logo of school, picture labelled "ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS (PATRON SAINT); 2) photo labelled "ARCHBISHOP DOMINIC K. ANDOH", picture labelled "ST. BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS (PATRON SAINT), drawing labelled "HIS HOLINESS POPE JOHN PAUL II"; "AKOSOMBO TEXTILES LIMITED GUARANTEED SUPERB PRINT RSP 2486" printed in border, colourways "BLACK/CLARET/GREEN/LT. GREEN/CREAM PRINT".
- Production date
- 30 October 2003
Length: 59.50 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.’
‘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.’
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Fieldwork collection made jointly by staff from the University of Ghana (Department of Archaeology) and the British Museum (Department of Africa, Oceania and the Americas) in 2006 as part of a collaborative research and exhibition project.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number