« Amassewa » is the symbol of the good housewife: humble and mild-mannered. But those who provoke her fierce temper beware !
« Awoulaba » means « beauty queen » in the Ivorian dialect Baoulé. This fabric’s patterns represent the beautiful curves of Africa women’s body.
This fabric shows that the wearer knows how to behave like a proper lady, underlining her wisdom, tact and discretion.
This wax fabric is also nicknamed « King of Zaïre », or « Kanga Lopango » which means « fencing around your home » in Lingala.
A man is supposed to give this fabric as a present to his sweet and loving spouse from whom he wants to get forgiveness. Forgiveness for what, by the way ?
This fabric has been christened « Disc » in Congo as well as in Togo: « Gamafolgban » in the Mina dialect. It is nicknamed « Suzan » in Ivory Coast, after one of the most beautiful women in that country. This is a key pattern of African wax.
As its name suggests, it is hypocrisy and betrayal. We wear it to understanding the hypocrite he was unmasked.
The hen is the very symbol of the African matriarchal family, where women bear the burden and responsibility of running the household.
Here, the Black woman’s strengths are put forward: dynamism, entrepreneurship, seduction, free-spirit. This wax fabric shows the world the wearer is a fulfilled woman.
This fabric is worn by a woman who is involved in a relationship with a man who is much younger than her.