- Museum number
Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; green cloth with white border; background repeating printed pattern blue lightning bolts; border top and bottom "5 [in blue] years [in black]" in circle of green leaves; main repeating pattern alternating "5 [in blue] TH ANNIVERSARY MARCH - 2005 [in black]" in green leaves, and blue circle labelled "TAKORADI INTERNATIONAL COMPANY A CMS OF USA & VRA OF GHANA JOINT VENTURE" in white around edge, white centre, "CMSI" in blue with green semicircle and blue lightning bolt above and below; "AKOSOMBO TEXTILES LIMITED" printed in border; colourways "BLACK/BLUE 626/GREEN 516/WHITE".
- Production date
- 27 February 2005
Length: 58 centimetres
Width: 113 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