One of a kind.
This hand-crafted throw features authentic African wax-print fabrics. Wax print fabrics are made in a way that was developed in the 1880s in Colonial Dutch Java. African Wax Prints, a Textile Journey, is a book by Magie Relph and Robert Irwin, published in the UK that traces the development of wax prints as industrialization began to take over print methods. (Two of my quilts are featured in this book.) Including a strip of the selvage of the fabric validates the authenticity of the wax print used in this quilt.
These little wart hogs are adorable and worthy of ribbons. The woven ribbon accents along the top and the sides are European imports, purchased at Britex, a San Francisico landmark for many years.. The x’d cord on the side of the quilt is also a trim from this iconic fabric store. The gingham fabric adds a bit of whimsy to this lapquilt.
Approx. 51" wide x 47" long