- Museum number
Cloth; fancy-printed on cotton; blue cloth with white borders and dark blue squiggly line background pattern; border top and bottom row of torches with red and yellow flames; main repeating pattern torch with red and yellow flame alternating with seal labelled "CATHOLIC EDUCATIONAL UNIT GHANA" in blue around edge, torch with red and yellow flame, crucifix and book inside, "CEUG" in red below seal; cloth produced by Akosombo Textiles Limited, colourways "DK. BLUE/LT BLUE/RED/YELLOW/WHITE".
- Production date
- 8 June 2005
Length: 99 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
- Exhibition history
2008 Jun-Dec, Gateshead, Shipley Art Gallery, Fabric of a Nation
2008-2009 Dec-Feb, Bradford, Cartwright Hall, Fabric of a Nation
2009 Feb-Apr, Hampshire, Eastleigh Museum, Fabric of a Nation
2009 May-Jun, Fareham, Westbury Manor Museum, Fabric of a Nation
2009 Aug-Nov, Luton, Wardown Park Museum, Fabric of a Nation
2009-2010 Nov-Feb, London, Horniman Museum, Fabric of a Nation
2010-2011 Oct-Feb, London, Brent Museum, Fabric of a Nation
- 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