Known as; 'Crevettes'
Authentic wax prints fabric.
The Fish Quay in North Shields is England’s premier prawn port, steeped in history, it continues to feed the national appetite for fish, so in recognition i thought this print was pretty perfect
“It is everywhere but at the same time people don’t know really the story and the meanings of this textile,” says Anne Grosfilley, author of, African Wax Print Textiles. The books exploration of African fabric’s origins, techniques and cultural currency as well as a showcase of vibrant, eye-popping designs. “There are colours you would not see in other types of textiles,” Grosfilley says, citing deep blue with orange. These are also clothes with deep meaning: often, fabrics have hidden messages.