African Print - A Textile Story, Made In Kyoto

Publisher Seigensha

ISBN 9784861527296

Idea Code 19302

Did you know that the colourful, vivid African textiles we are familiar with were once made in Kyoto? It is a little-known fact that, in their heyday, Japanese-made multi-coloured textiles in an “African print” style were a highly sought after commodity loved by local people. Especially during the 1960s and ’70s, these unique cloths with a variety of patterns were produced in Japan and exported to various African regions, where they were transformed into typical garments, from festive outfits to everyday wear. It was a booming cross-cultural industry, which this book presents in stunning detail and colours, with numerous examples of swatches, archive photographs, and a textile history.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese


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