Textile length - ROM2009_11162_12


Textile length

Maker: HW
Medium:Machine-printed cotton
Geography: Ghana
Date: c. 2005
368 x 120 cm
Object number: 2006.21.16
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible by the generous support of the ROM Reproductions Acquisitions Fund.
Not on view
DescriptionThe textile length features an alphabet pattern in blue and white Dutch Wax style. At West African market stalls, consumers are confronted with a wide range of designs inspired by many influences: traditional Indonesian batik, locally crafted objects or textiles, modern conveniences, or African proverbs. Yet others commemorate political personalities. Certain styles, such as this “ABC” cloth can remain popular for decades.
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