Don’t tell me later that I didn’t warn you enough!
These mind boggling colourful prints are from The African Fabric Shop website.
It is run by Magie Relph who as a cook used to travel Africa and thus got interested in African textiles. She now tries to supports small scale craft producers and gives back a percentage to small African charities from the sales of various fabrics.
I had stumbled upon this site while researching for the post ‘mud art of Kutch‘ . The site has mud clothes which is a subject for completely another post (which I will do later). This website for me is a info house where I learnt a lot about textiles from Africa.
Totally eye catching and playing with and teasing the visual senses are these prints from different parts of Africa…
All the above prints are from- my African village-prints.
flower power (wax prints)
underpass (wax prints)
kudinda (hand screen printed in Zimbabwe)
rollin’ and tumblin’
This quilt and two quilts below are by Magie Relph.
I’ve got a rock ‘n’roll heart
She has used own hand-dyed fabrics, Gambian batiks and Nigerian Adire cloth.
Ashanti tales -the serpent
Inspiration – serpents are an important part of Ashanti life. They are both respected and avoided!
Korhogo cloth from Côte d’Ivoire
(three cats prints now produced in Africa)