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Air Afrique

Swallows are a symbol of good luck. But the pattern also symbolises asking for a favour, such as the hand of a young woman.

In Togo the pattern is called ‘Air Afrique’ because the fabric was also used in the uniform of the local airline company.

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Rich today, poor tomorrow

In Ghana the pattern refers to the transience of riches: rich today, poor tomorrow, for money has wings and can fly away.

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Hirondelles

This fabric is called "Hirondelles". Do you know the story behind it?

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Kuminetu

This fabric is called "Kuminetu". Do you know the story behind it?

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Sagbadrè

This fabric is called "Sagbadrè" Do you know the story behind it?

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Eneke

In the Ebo land it is called 'Eneke', it is said that if the hunters learn to shoot without missing it has also learn to fly without perching. (via Peter Zonyrah on http://Facebook.com/vliscofashion)

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Ago le fio home

In Benin the pattern signifies asking for permission to have an audience with the king.

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  • balaraba

    this is actually my first vlisco Dutch wax print, it was in the early 80s when I was just 6 -7 years. we call it molu molu in my language Hausa a "special bird".

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Baptising a print

Women in Benin 'Baptise' a real Dutch Wax. This print is called l'argent vole. Money flies / stealing money.

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Sikatuse Anumaa

This fabric is called "Sikatuse Anumaa", Money flies like a bird. Do you know the story behind it?

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Speedbird

This fabric is called "Speedbird". Do you know the story behind it?

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Ndeke

This fabric is called "ndeke" Do you know the story behind it?

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