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So the issue is not only that of african design but more so Africans do not own the main trade of it. There for, as with most things neo colonial trade is controlling and drinking from the creativity and culture of original Africans across the globe
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Oh wow I like native material
where I can buy Genuine African Cloth???
Another stupid, degrading piece of Western information. And trust that they'll get an African to be smiling and trying to sell it to the world.
African print is a style of manifesting art within any given culture. Where the cloth is printed is as relevant as where a physical book is printed. The MOTIFS are what are African, and what we are here for.
I came here to see a video on all the different motifs and maybe their cultural names, instead I get the usual "Africans don't know anything and didn't make anything and in fact it's the just-got-here Europeans who made Africana even human!!" nonsense.
Disliked and disinterested.
I like the diversity of designs. It is a good gift.
The graphic designs on the Dutch Wax Print are indeed created by African graphic designers, HOWEVER…the Dutch Wax Print Method is the manufactured creation of the Dutch trying to imitate Batik Method. To me Mud Cloth and Kente are authentic fabrics of Africa. There may be unique African cotton blends I do not know of.
One mistake, the Dutch didn't try to sell back the machine made fabric to mainly Indonesian, they try to sell it mainly in their country, but their people dislike it so they brought the fabric to Africa, another colony, Africans love it and started to integrate it into the culture
Finally! Someone has educated the people!
Disgusting! The designer is right … colonists prints
Bro Ankara was Neva invented by d Dutch, d first vlisco was founded in 1846 n pre colonial pictures of 1700s were already showing Africans wearing d fabrics then.
D Dutch guy took inspiration 4 our clothing n decided to establish his market of Ankara fabric.
I have looked at d entire history about Ankara fabric in relation 2 dat guy n itz all trash, nothing adds up at all, How can a Dutch invent Ankara n Ankara is not known among d Dutch.
As far as Ankara is concerned, it is African.
Ankara fabric were invented in Africa, U will easily find Ankara in pre colonial African pictures.
D Dutch innovated not invented d fabric
How African are African prints?
Asking the right questions is the beginning of self consciousness
If it is not made in Africa, for me it is not African
Playing to the employer's tune in order to make Africans doubt their heritage. It is neanderthal to reduce culture to origin and current manufacturers who gave us the cultural item as a means of desperation, Africans owned it and due to the cultural pride, the colonizers want to take it back probably due to economic value.
personally, i don't like prints and i don't consider them a "fabric". i prefer any kind of embroidery/weaving over prints due to higher quality and value. when it comes to african prints, i appreciate the meaning behind the colours and shapes used but i don't enjoy the cluttered look.
it's a shame bc when it comes to prints, there isn't much diversity and it's quite limiting in terms of fashion/art. in my opinion. i feel like prints should explore the the wonders of african art through storytelling etc. not just abstract art/colours.
this comment isn't meant to bash anyone who loves these prints, i just wish more traditional african attire (before prints were introduced) is encouraged rather than prints. but i understand the easy access prints provide.
Guess what I don’t like the colors put together by colonisers! African should start manufacturing their fabrics with all other designs in mind!
If "normal" Africans have no idea how to make it from scratch, then it's not African. As simple as that.
Africa is MORE than Ankara and people should be educated on that. There are many different textiles and designs on the continent.
A lot of the prints are African but the technique for putting designs on the cloth is not
It is not called Hollandis fr nothing
Thanks for sharing reliable information!
If made in Europe it is not African
To those saying this is an expose – it is not. It is a history of African fashion. Like the last speaker said, the product was evolved to suit the taste of Africans. I would rather have someone produce a product with the African customer in mind than the the way it is for every thing else. Artisans are still weaving cloth in Mali, Ghana, and elsewhere in West Africa and tailors make beautiful garments out of them. More can be done to promote their craft but no one is giving up their Ankara.
Cool topic. Next, talk about them wigs our people love so much. If you wanna expose this, boycott them horrible representations of “beauty.”
Thank you. An important exposè. There are economic implications- I will not buy it again unless verified that the fabric is made in Africa or made by Africans.
Makes no sesnse of Africans themselves are not directly benefitting from African "designs" or "artistic concepts"