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African wax prints (Ankara)
Pillows made from African Wax Prints fabric also known as Ankara and Dutch wax prints. The fabric is
industrially produced, colourful cotton cloths with batik inspired printing.
The process to make wax print is originally influenced by batik, an Indonesian method of dyeing cloth by using wax-resist techniques.
A block-printing machine applies resin to both sides of the fabric. It is then submerged into the dye, in order to allow the dye to repel the resin covered parts of the fabric. This process is repeated, to build up a coloured design on the fabric. Multiple wooden stamp blocks would be needed for each colour within the design. The cloth is then boiled to remove the resin and is usually reused