WAX & African Print Fabric
Wax is the name for a factory-made fabric produced using a mechanical wax resist (batik) during the cloth dying process; each color is dyed into the cloth. African Print Fabrics are also made by rolling ink across a printing plate and rolling the ink onto the cloth.
KENTE PRINTS evoke the traditional handwoven Kente Cloth of Ghana. A strip cloth, Kente Fabric is made up from long woven strips that is rarely wider than 4 inches. Legend has it that some kings robes were woven using silk that had been unwoven from textiles sent from China. KENTE PRINTS are 45″ wide factory-made broadcloth. Colorfast
When a design in metallic ink is rolled over the top of a printed or solid colored fabric a GOLD PRINT is the result. Sometimes the gold design is tied in with the images or design on the cloth, sometimes not. The “gold” is a metallic material suspended in a petroleum base, thus it can be abraded away with heavy use. The metallic material may oxidize over time and may lose its sheen.