The Crossroads Of Europe & Africa with Vlisco Wax Textiles

Dutch artist Michiel Schuurman revives the tradition of Vlisco textiles – wax fabrics typical of Central and West Africa. The roller-printed creations arrived there from Indonesia and Netherlands, but this was the new continent that turned out to be the fertile market for the colourful textiles.

Last year, Schuurman teamed up with a design Studio Harm Rensink to design an exhibition exploring the creative dialogue between Europe and Africa. In celebration of Vlisco’s 170th anniversary, we get to know the culture of the Dutch East Indes via colours and patterns.

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