This waxprint cotton fabric piece with floral designs was produced by Ghana Textiles Printing (GTP) at their factory in Accra Ghana. It was bought from Beracah-1 Ent, a fabric shop near Makola Market in Accra, after the World Art Curator saw this same design being produced on a visit to the GTP factory in August 2017. This fabric is classed as a genuine ‘wax print’ because it is printed on both sides of the cloth, this makes it a more expensive fabric to produce and purchase. GTP is a popular fabric range that is purchased in lengths from a shop and taken to a tailor to be made into garments, typically for occasional and evening wear. Its factory stickers are still attached. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa Project.
Creator: Ghana Textiles Printing (GTP)
Place: Accra, Ghana, West Africa, Africa