African Block Print Collar with Feathers graphic

African Block Print Collar with Feathers

I’ve always loved the bold, colorful cottons from West Africa, block printed in dramatic prints and designs.  And I’d always envied those ladies in Ghana for their gorgeous dresses and head wraps.  I decided to honor their head wrapping art with a series in my Silk Road Collection I called “Ivory Coast”.  Here 3 tubes of African fabric and one of silk go through a large loop that I decorated with trim, beaded appliques and peacock feathers.  It evokes the drama, the scale and the materials of West African women’s head wraps