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12 september 2012
Vlisco’s best-selling Wax Block pattern. The ‘Happy Family’ design represents the archetypical African family. It is synonymous with the social identity of its wearer. At the centre is the maternal figure, the chicken, surrounded by her chicks and future chicks, i.e. the eggs. The father, i.e. the rooster, is nothing but trouble. That is why only his head is shown. This clearly indicates that the woman plays a pivotal role in the family. ‘Happy Family’ stands for family values from which the wearer derives status.
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Wrote a post about this Vlisco on my blog. See http://dereisnaarbatik.blogspot.nl/2012/05/chicken-and-egg.html