Virtual Gallery Talk-African Wax Print Cloth

Virtual Gallery Talk about African Wax Print Cloth with Dr. Gifty Benson
Friday, October 9, 5-6 p.m.
Register here to receive the event link by email a few days before the event. The virtual talk is free and open to the public. Registration is required.


October 6 – November 13

Wandering Spirit: African Wax Prints

Through an array of 60 wax-print fabrics and 3 dresses, this exhibition will explore the historical development and contemporary social significance of African wax print cloth. When colonial Dutch merchants in the nineteenth century created an industrial printing process to mimic Javanese batik, they found that it sold well in African markets. African wax print fabrics were embraced, especially in West Africa, as symbols of social, ethnic, and political identity.