VLISCO Dutch/African Wax Print Fabric Fit and Flare Skirt Size XL

VLISCO Dutch/African Wax Print Fabric Fit and Flare Skirt Size XL


Bold Veritable Supreme Max Holland of Africa print featuring hot pink, mustard, cream, and dark brown in a stylized peacock feather pattern. Wide waist, full skirt, simply delicious! Size is unmarked, this is a handmade skirt, fabric is Dutch Wax print from Africa. 100% cotton, machine wash, hang to dry, warm iron.

Waist 38”

Full circle skirt bottom

27” from top of waist to bottom of hem

African or Dutch wax print fabric is unique in several ways. Created with a batik inspired process, it is equally vibrant front and back. Created in the Netherlands, the fabrics were inspired by Indonesian batiks, but the process to make them uses resin and block printing, the resin serving as a substitute for wax resist. Trade with Africa in the 1800s introduced these fabrics, which proved extremely popular. From Wiki: “The wax prints are part of a nonverbal way of communication among African women, and hereby they carry their message out into the world. Some wax prints can be named after personalities, cities, building, sayings or occasions. The producer, name of the product and registration number of the design is printed on the selvage, protecting the design and allowing reading the quality of the fabric. The wax fabrics constitute capital goods for the African women. Therefore, they are collected depending on the financial possibilities.”

Clothing at The RetroFab is quality second hand vintage, newer, and new with tags. There may be small flaws, which will be noted in the descriptions. We believe in SLOW FASHION around these parts.

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