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L'Afrique

Wax block print

L'Afrique

A wax block was used to achieve this pattern by Studio Job for historic Dutch manufacturer Vlisco. The print which consists of traditional African iconography swallowed by a jungle of foliage is a dizzying distraction or disguise, hinted at by the colorful tribal masks in the forefront. Behind the masks, leaves and snakes is imagery uncolored and unclear. The effects is a patterned palimpsest, familiar and mysterious at the same time.
*Nynke Tynagel for Studio Job

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