Imitation Vlisco cotton print textile

From Textile Ascendancies: Aesthetics, Production, and Trade in Northern Nigeria by Elisha P. Renne and Salihu Maiwada, Editors

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  • Imitation Vlisco cloth for sale in shop in Zaria, selling for N5,000 for six yards. Despite the label’s claim, this cloth was manufactured in China. The intentional mis-spelling, Vlisco, suggests the company’s attempt to avoid a copyright suit, Tudun Wada, Zaria, November 2017 (photograph by E. Renne).