You've seen them crowding the racks at stores and draping the bodies of some of the most well-dressed ladies around… but, what do you actually call them?
You know what you shouldn't
call them: the hyper-general African print, the offensive "tribal" print, the catch-all "ethnic" print...not okay.
Lumping all similar prints into one group or referring to them by a descriptor rather than their real names is just as silly as calling jeans "blue pants," or a Le Smoking a "black suit." So, we're here to provide a little vocabulary lesson. From ubiquitous Dutch Wax prints to the traditional, striated Ganado print, we've got the real names and stories behind these historic prints
. Read on and banish the term "ethnic print" from your lexicon, once and for all.