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‘Grotto’ is an Ivorian term that refers to a well-off person who enjoys social recognition. Wearing this fabric affirms the high social status to which a woman belongs by her own merit or thanks to her wealthy spouse. The Grotto is one of the successful pagnes that have gone through the generations in Côte d’Ivoire.
In Ghana this fabric is called “Papa Ye Asa”, which means “”goodness is finished””. The meaning behind “Papa Ye Asa” is that no matter what you do for your fellow human being he/she will never be grateful.
In the factories of Helmond in 1852, Vlisco completed its first batch of what would become known as ‘Wax Hollandais’. Now more than 160 years later, it remains Vlisco’s most popular fabric. Made using a highly-unique wax printing technique unlike any other in the world, every piece of Wax Hollandais is created with an unequalled and extraordinary level of care and precision. First, a design in liquid wax is printed on cotton. A base dye such as indigo soaks into the cloth around the wax, leaving behind a deep, intense colour. One single piece of Wax Hollandais goes through an average of 25 total steps before completion, and part of the magic of wax printing can cause a pattern of small, irregular bubbles and crackling to emerge throughout the design. Vlisco’s sophisticated printing processes result in complex and brilliant layers of imagery and colour.
An upgraded, all-purpose fabric for strong and long-lasting garments, including dresses, jackets, trousers and wraps.
Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Block Print
100% premium quality cotton, 130 gr/m²
Embossed fabric: a decorative pattern pressed into the fabric to create a raised relief with a high gloss finish
Standard fabric width is 120 cm (48”) (fabric shown is 91,4 cm (36”) x 120 cm (48”)
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- Adyen - Ideal
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- Adyen - Bancontact - Mister Cash
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- Adyen - American Express
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- American Express
- Apple Pay
- Bancontact / Mr. Cash
Your order will be dispatched upon receipt of the total order amount.
Care instructions Wax Hollandais