- Museum number
Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; cream cloth with background repeating pattern of blue propeller; border top and bottom two rows of blue diamonds with three connecting lines; main repeating pattern row of pictures of dam alternating with row of blue triangles labelled "VOLTA RIVER AUTHORITY" in yellow around inside edge, green triangle with grey lightning bolt at centre, "40 YEARS OF POWERING GHANA'S DEVELOPMENT 1961-2001" in black around triangle; "AKOSOMBO TEXTILES LIMITED GUARANTEED SUPERB PRINT RSP 1699" printed in border.
- Production date
Length: 182 centimetres
Width: 116.50 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
- 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