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I’m so inspired by these lovely West African fabrics from Vlisco in the Netherlands, a collection of strong, vibrant colors and patterns that radiate energy and style. Brandi, a decor8 reader who lives in Sudan, was kind enough to send their link my way and I fell in love the moment I saw their fabrics as fashion on these gorgeous women, their new collection Rythme de Jeunesse is shown below.

You can purchase all of their textiles by the yard so you can easily use them for any project including home decorating. Some of these patterns would look striking on a modern white, grey or navy sofa with very clean lines, or mixed with other ethnic prints, such as those from Morocco or India. Truly inspiring! Thank you so much Brandi.

(images from vlisco)

Posted by decor8 in Objects on June 05, 2008

Your comments...

  1. Rachel commented
    June 5th, 2008 at 8:30pm

    I absolutely adore these fabrics!! And the gorgeous designs. Thank you Holly (and Brandi) for this metion. As an indie handmade handbags designer and huge huge fan of African fabrics, this warms my heart.

    xo, Rachel

  2. ericka commented
    June 5th, 2008 at 9:30pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  3. Chelsea commented
    June 5th, 2008 at 11:26pm

    Aren’t these beautiful? I posted about them a few months ago. My brother told me about them after a trip to Benin.

  4. JustAnotherDay commented
    June 6th, 2008 at 12:55am

    These are amazing. I immediately envisioned the top dress as a wedding dress flowing down the aisle of a church. stunning!

  5. Elizabeth commented
    June 6th, 2008 at 2:19am

    Thanks for the great link. Having lived in Ghana, West Africa for a year, I have great affection for these fabrics!

  6. Nay-K commented
    June 6th, 2008 at 8:03am

    wow. the fabrics are awsome!!!!!!!!!
    and the designs are stunning!!!!

  7. Moi commented
    June 6th, 2008 at 1:16pm

    I love these shots! Nice fabric too ;- )

  8. Judit Gueth commented
    June 6th, 2008 at 2:07pm

    WOW!! :-)

  9. [email protected] commented
    June 8th, 2008 at 8:20pm

    I don’t know where I’d wear the dress in the top right corner, but I would FIND an occasion! We don’t get to see beauty like this everyday. Thank you for sharing these.

  10. JAG commented
    June 9th, 2008 at 4:42am

    My closet is filled with prints, so these are right up my wardrobe alley. I love love them.

  11. Nat commented
    June 9th, 2008 at 6:26pm

    Thanks Holly and Brandi too :) for the discovery ! These African fabrics are awesome…

  12. Anonymous commented
    June 16th, 2008 at 6:06am
  13. Rachel commented
    September 11th, 2008 at 6:28am

    great fabrics, also check out for beautiful bags, cushions, and wall art!!! fantastic x

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