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Black Stripe Wax Fabric Bowtie
Black Stripe Wax Fabric Bowtie
Black Stripe Wax Fabric Bowtie

Black Stripe Wax Fabric Bowtie

Regular price $35

The bowtie is made out of African wax prints. Dutch Wax Prints also known as African wax prints are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in Africa, especially West Africa. They are industrially produced, colorful cotton cloths with batik printing. Created by the Dutch during their colonization of Indonesia in the 1800s, with the goal of flooding markets with cheap machine-made imitations of Batik, unfortunately for the Dutch, these imitation wax-resist fabrics did not successfully penetrate the Batik market. They did, however, experience a strong reception in West Africa when Dutch trading vessels began introducing the fabrics in those ports.

Julien Foucher is French and spend a few months in Dakar Senegal the most western tip of Africa where he got inspired by the African fashion. He worked with Senegalese woodworkers and taylors to bring to life his eclectic bowtie design. His venture started in the west side of the capital Dakar in the Ouakam neighborhood hence the brand name Ouakam Le Rouge. He since relocated in France and still pursues his passion working with Senegalese artisans.

  • by Ouakam Le Rouge
  • African wax prints
  • The tie strap is adjustable (from 5 inches to 19 inches)
  • 100% cotton fabric
  • Color as shown on the picture
  • Dry clean only
  • Made in Senegal
  • Ships from California, USA
  • Usually ships within 2 business days
  • Free Standard Shipping in U.S.
Black Stripe Wax Fabric Bowtie