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Dutch Fabric House Vlisco Shares Bauhaus-Inspired Wax Hollandais Prints

Dutch fabric house Vlisco shares the lookbook for 'Think,' a new Bauhaus-inspired Wax Hollandais print collection.

Words by Fraser Johnston & Alyssa Klein


Dutch fabric house Vlisco recently shared the lookbook for their new textile collection of bright geometric "Wax Hollandais" prints. Inspired by the architectural and minimalistic world of Bauhaus, one of Germany's earliest schools of design, Think sees a dazzling new attitude from the 160-plus-year-old brand. "For this collection we have not only [been] influenced by Bauhaus design philosophies, but also by their approach to colour," the company shared in an announcement. "By creating new colours, such as the grassy green, and combining and layering them in a striking fashion the colours too tell a story." The new prints are part of a larger campaign focusing on the "intimate bond between mother and daughter." Look out for behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and do-it-yourself video’s from Vlisco's Think collection coming soon.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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