Since 1846, the Vlisco company, located in Helmond, has supplied the Western and Central African market with Dutch Wax fabrics.
This book is an homage to the fabric’s fascinating history – more than a hundred years old, born in Indonesia, designed in the Netherlands, loved in Africa and coveted in the West.
Full of layered meaning, the fabrics find their way to Parisian fashion shows, markets in Ghana and galleries in London and New York.
More than 200 examples of fabrics from the Vlisco archives literally fill the pages of this colourful book, which presents a brief overview of each individual design.
images source: www.vlisco.com