Thursday, June 17, 2010

2010-06-02 Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Dutch influence in Cote d'Ivoire

The Harbor of Abidjan is the biggest in West Africa and aspires to become the biggest in the whole of Africa. They would like to be known as the 'Rotterdam of Africa'.

The Dutch Wax prints of the Dutch company Vlisco are famous all over Africa and are often imitated. Many designers leave the edge of the cloth (with the words: Wax Hollandais Vlisco) visible to show it's the real thing.

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