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Easy Shorts - Poggendorf Print

125.00
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Easy Shorts - Poggendorf Print

125.00

Classic HAiKw/ Easy Shorts

100% cotton fabric printed at GTP in Ghana

Semi permanent stickers - if treated very carefully stickers will stay on

Elastic waistband with drawstring

Four pockets

Fake fly

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Classic HAiKw/ Easy Shorts

100% cotton fabric printed at GTP in Ghana

Semi permanent stickers - if treated very carefully stickers will stay on

Elastic waistband with drawstring

Four pockets

Fake fly

EASY SHORTS - Poggendorf Print

Sizes & Measurements S/M/L
waistband stretched 90/96/-
waistband relaxed 76/76/-
length from top of waistband 42/45/-
leg opening 58/60/-

This garment was made as a collaboration between artist Toril Johannessen and HAiKw/. The fabric is 100% cotton and was printed at the textile print factory GTP in Ghana as a part of Johannessen´s project Unlearning Optical Illusions.

A short history of wax prints: Originally from Indonesia, they were appropriated and industrialized by Dutch colony powers in the mid 1800s.  The first attempts of the Dutch to sell the industrially made version back in their original marketplace met with little success. Instead they found their market in Ghana and quickly spread to other West and Central African markets.  Wax prints in West Africa are proverbial and take on figurative names. These have been used as marketing strategies and by the community to engage in nonverbal social communication.

Take part in the conversation. Put on this garment and ask yourself, a friend or a stranger on the street:
WHAT DO YOU SEE?
CAN YOU DESCRIBE IT?
WHAT WOULD YOU USE THIS FABRIC FOR?
DOES THE PRINT BEAR A MESSAGE?
CAN YOU GIVE THE PRINT A NAME?

Optical Illusions
Hermann, Müller-Lyer, Poggendorf, Hering and Zöllner. Optical illusions influenced how visual perception was explored in the nineteenth century and helped establish psychology as a separate discipline. Illusions have been instrumental in studies of cultural variation, helping reveal that the way we see things is related to the environments and landscapes, both architectural and cultural, that we grow up in and experience. Johannessen´s 5 textile prints were built on these types of illusions.