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Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; orange cloth with white borders; background repeating pattern of brown outlined irregular shape; vertical band of brown trees with green leaves and yellow nuts; portions of circular logo show on either side of cloth, reading "...KOKOO... PAA" in white on green background at left, "KUA...P..." on right, yellow nut at centre of circle; "AKOSOMBO TEXTILES LIMITED GUARANTEED SUPERB PRINT RSP 2299" printed in border.
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Length: 40 centimetres
Width: 114.50 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
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