Popular in West and Central Africa, wax-printed fabrics carry a global history entwined with colonialism, as they were originally made in Indonesia, imported by the Dutch and British, replicated by the Chinese, and brought to Africa by European traders. In this striking design, a colorful wax-print pattern has been appropriated into an accessory for a mobile phone—a fitting symbol of geopolitical transcendence. In addition to protecting Siri from dings and scratches, this iPhone 5 case also helps support African Lookbook’s oral history project through its proceeds.
Slim case. Black lip protects the screen if phone is placed face down. Printed in Chicago. Sales from this product help to support African Lookbook’s oral history project. To learn more about the stories and people behind African Lookbook, check out our blog.