Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Prints, prints, prints
Yesterday I visited the exhibition 'Six Yards Guaranteed Dutch Design' at the MMKA in Arnhem. This exhibition is a tribute to the Dutch Wax textiles from the company Vlisco, based in Helmond. Since 1846 Vlisco sold their textiles to West African markets and became part of the African culture. The prints are known worldwide and were featured in fashion shows in Paris and galleries in London. Not many people know that these beautiful 'African' prints are actually produced and designed in this little Dutch city called Helmond.