Fabric Category: Patterns

Ketepa

Hot reds and cool grays come together in this perfectly proportioned pattern. This geometric print from Dutch fabric house Vlisco showcases its unexpected color combinations to magical effect. Triangles and diamonds in various shades of gray run the length of the fabric, with diagonal lines criss-crossing the background to add a sense of energy and …

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The Rising Sun

To create our Gaia Night collection, we selected a Wax Hollandais design enriched with a deep blue, purple, and green overprint. This provides a rich and vibrant contrast to the metallic embellishments on top, which gleam in patterns of gold, silver, or pearl. Inspired by these intensely dyed layers and glittering highlights, we couldn’t resist creating statement pieces inspired …

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Full Hands

This shimmering print celebrates the life of an inspirational social entrepreneur. Adorned with strong hands and rippling gold waves, the opulent Hands Full fabric glows with life. To create this shimmering fabric,  Dutch fabric house Vlisco took one of their iconic prints and breathed a new life into it with a paletteof deep dyes and …

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Angelina

From Java to Africa, via your inner compass The fabric we chose for our Fire Compass Dress combines the rich cultural heritage of West Africa with deep symbolic overtones from world mythology. Like most of the fabrics in the Maakola collection, Angelina was made by Vlisco, a traditional manufacturer of luxurious Wax Hollandais fabrics, with respect to traditional and …

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The Water Well

Joyful circles jostle for space in this energetic Wax Print by Vlisco. Lozenge shapes radiate out in concentric circles from the center of each large circle, while dotted lines zigzag playfully in the background. Heritage The Water Well First seen in the 1960s, this vivid print goes by many names. In Nigeria, it’s known as …

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The Tree of Life

The modern Wax Print in our Gaia collection is bursting with life. Most of the creations in the Gaia Collection come in the same Wax Print by Dutch fabric house Vlisco. Drawing on its rich heritage, Vlisco brought together two historical patterns, the Fish Scale and the Grotto, to create this new, modern cloth in fresh colors, with …

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The Circle of Life

The modern wax print in our Circle of Life collection is full of energy. Designed and manufactured by the fabric house Vlisco, this colorful fabric truly stands out with its vibrant pop palette of magenta, yellow, red, navy and blue, with silver embellishment. Unlike the more traditional patterns in Vlisco’s body of work, the Circle of Life cannot be …

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The Speed Bird

This popular print is dotted with colorful ovals, each one containing a determined-looking bird in flight. Variegated lines that run across the background add to the feeling of movement and freedom. Heritage The Speed Bird Like many African Wax Prints, Speed Bird is known by a number of different names. In Togo, it was used to make …

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Geometries in Love

Sculptural shapes in a contemporary, clear color palette are your invitation to get creative. “PEGGY’S NECKLACE” at Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice (Italy), 2006 Statement beads in balance Geometries in Love is an African Wax Print from Dutch fabric house Vlisco, and a beautiful example of its abstract patterns. We love how this geometric print pays homage to …

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