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Suomiifabrics African Fabrics
2017 (or earlier)
Internet - Original source ill-defined
For African fabrics:
"Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage," Philadelphia Museum of Art, (April 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017)
The wax printed textiles associated with Central and West Africa have a surprising history. Although consumers in Africa and the diaspora embrace them as African, the fabrics have long been designed and manufactured in Europe, and now in China and India. The most luxurious are the wax prints designed and made in the Netherlands by Vlisco. Shortly after its founding in 1846, the company began exporting imitation batiks to the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia). Three decades later, Vlisco found a new market in West Africa.