Thanks to all of your emails indicating interest in sales. Since the African Fabric Sales shop at Yahoo was closed, I’ve been working to get the domain transferred and a shopping cart installed here. Apparently I did things in the wrong order but now it looks like we are on track. Once we are ready, [...]
Category Archive for 'Modern Tribal Cloth'
An acquaintance wanted to see what hand-decorated fabrics I still have in inventory so here they are. I also have a few prints, and when the new shopping cart program is installed here I will also list some mudcloth, kuba cloth and some other odds and ends. Thanks for your interest….
Posted in African Batik Fabric, African Prints, African Quilts, Batik, Bazin, Fashion, Hand-Decorated Damask, Indigo, Industry, Kente Prints, Modern Tribal Cloth, Mudcloth, Traditional Fabrics, WAX on Nov 13th, 2012
Are you starting to wonder why my prices are so low and the inventory is so small? It’s all part of a projected revamping of African Fabric Sales in which we intend to sell out the factory made fabrics–the wax, the prints, the damask–and replace them with hand decorated and tribal fabrics. This was [...]
Posted in African Batik Fabric, African Prints, African Quilts, Batik, Bazin, Book Reviews, Events, Fashion, Hand-Decorated Damask, Indigo, Industry, Kente Prints, Modern Tribal Cloth, Mudcloth, Other Links, Traditional Fabrics, WAX on Jan 9th, 2012
As we consider the wisdom of continuing with our store found at www.africanfabricsales.com we none the less start the new year with our store wide 20% discount sale. The web store was created to continue a business under THIS name that I was no longer pursuing in person at fairs, festivals, and quilting & sewing [...]
If you are fascinated by the beauty and vigor of mudcloth, this book will inform you about traditional and contemporary examples of this fabric, known as Bogolon in the local language. Victoria Rovine did her PhD work in this field and and written a lively account of her experiences in Mali during the 16 [...]
I thought you might find this article interesting. It concerns the desire to preserve traditional cultural clothing, called cloth in Ghana, which is rapidly being overtaken by Western Fashion… The photo is found at Africancraft.com which features contemporary African textile artists. CNC ORGANIZES CLOTH WEARING CLINIC The Center for National Culture (CNC), in collaboration with [...]
Bazin is the local name for factory woven cotton damask. Most of it is made elsewhere, but BAZIN is considered a Prestige Fabric and thus is incorporated into clothing for daily use as well as dress-up. The finest BAZIN arrives in Africa from Switzerland and Austria, the greatest amount is manufactured in China.