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Wax Printing
The Wax-print fabrics that seem so indispensable to West African traditional dress are mostly not from Africa.

The most coveted, the ones that set the trends, are designed and manufactured in the Netherlands.

For many travelers, armchair or otherwise, the bright colors and bold patterns of wax print fabric are a big part of Africa’s visual identity. A crowded market, full of women wrapped in dresses made from these fabrics is a very compelling sight. Wax print fabrics are especially common in West Africa. They were brought there by the Dutch, and the finest quality examples are still actually made in Holland. They are made by covering the fabric with patterns made out of wax and then dipping it into vats of dye, often indigo.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resist_dyeing

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This intricate wax printing process results in unique effects that makes the fabric so outstanding. In fact, not one single centimetre of fabric is identical to the other!

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About crazechameleonstudio

Craze Chameleon Studio established in 1999 by founder Aisha Keys, a native Washingtonian, is one of the must vintage clothing collections in D.C. At the age of 23, her distinct fashion style turned the heads of many people on the streets of D.C., thus propelling her into a career as a personal shopper and fashion stylist to aspiring models, vocalists, musicians, and local fashionistas. Because of her ability to change her look from day to day, she was nicknamed the Chameleon; thus creating Craze Chameleon Studio. A studio of vintage clothes from the 20’s – 60’s. At the Studio, Aisha creates masterpieces utilizing her creative eye and vintage pieces. “…through my original style and vintage apparel, I show people how to put it all together and create their own unique fashion statement.” Aisha Keys. Craze Chameleon Studio has carved out its own niche among vintage retailers by providing up to the minute fashion that looks as if it is off the runway today, but is an original garment from fashion past. Since opening in 1999, CCS has been one of D.C.’s vintage clothing resource and one of the most celebrated vintage destinations in the D.C. area; supplying clothes to many retailers in the metropolitan area like Kaur, Nana, Meeps, Crossroads, Buffalo Exchange, Reddz Trading and Mustard Seed. CCS has an incredible array of vintage clothing from cocktail dresses, furs, suits, designer garments, accessories for men and women, and household collectibles and furnishings. There is an exclusive collection of used and dead stock items at the studio. To make an appointment call 2022008892 or email crazechameleonstudio@gmail.com

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