Located in Irvington, New Jersey, African Fabrics and Clothing Center
specializes in fabrics commonly used in African everyday life. We
feature a whole range of fabrics from around the world including the
fabrics used in the outfits featured here, which was manufactured by
Vlisco B.V. of Holland, pioneers in the wax-resist process of
manufacturing prints for over 150 years.
Our main objective is to bring our customers the best quality African
fabrics at the lowest prices possible. We deliver anywhere in the United
States and Canada, and customers are always welcome to inquire about any
fabric they have seen at this site; our dedicated sales people will be
more than happy to help with any question you may have on African Fabrics.
The Kente cloth could be traced back to 3000 B.C. in its development and
at one time the official Royal wear of the Asante Kingdom of Ghana. The
authentic Kente cloth, displayed here, is hand made and until recently
not affordable by the common person and is still regarded as a sign of
cultural sophistication and nobility. The patterns and motifs are
sometimes designed to have some significance or meaning to the person
for whom it was made.