Authentic Vintage Traditional African Shield & Chiwaras Print Fabric, Vintage, Rare, OOP, Imported from Africa, By the FQ

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Authentic Vintage Imported African Fabric ~ Traditional African Symbols, Out of Print, Rare and Nearly impossible to find.
Imported from Africa, the symbols are representative of Mali; Bambara Chiwaras Antelope Dogon Tribe.

**Extremely limited supply.**
When ordering more even numbered quantities, it will be cut as one continuous piece.
* This is a high quality, Vintage and new (unused) 100% cotton African fabric,
* Sold by the Fat Quarter
* One fat quarter is Approximately 17.5 to 18'' (wide) x 22 to 23'' (long).
* If you order more than one-fat quarter, you will receive a single continuous piece.
* The fabric you will receive is exactly the same as the pictured fabric.

Approximate Age: 20 to 25 years
Color: Orange, Black, Grey & Metallic Gold

I am working with an elderly textile artist who traveled the world and lived in several African Countries. We believe this one is from Mali, but cannot be certain. This fabric was originally acquired approximately 20+ years ago (Early 1990's). Regardless of the age and as you can see, it has been well cared for, stored properly and shows no signs of age.

If you desire to purchase more than one fat quarter and wish it to be cut as one continuous piece, you must convo me at the time payment has been made. Maximum cut size is one yard ordered as four fat quarters.


African fabric designs are so versatile - you can use them for virtually anything and everything!
A few more words about African Fabrics: African fabric designs, which used to be popular only among specific cultures, have reached “trendy” status of global magnitude. They are strikingly beautiful, durable and one of the most versatile fabrics in the world today.

Here are some ideas:
Quilting - Right next to Kaffe Fassett, you can now find amazing quilts made with African Wax Print/Batik Cotton Fabrics.
Cushion covers. There was a time when Persian fabrics were the favorite materials for cushions. Today, however, African fabrics have become the fabric of choice for many. Cushions covered with these materials can turn the drabbest room into a charming haven.
Electronics covers. Gadget aficionados find African textiles cool and hip. You can see them on iPhone and smartphone cases, laptops, notebooks and netbook bags, etc.
Jewelry. Bold prints embossed or glued to earrings, pendants, watch straps, bracelets, and cuff links seem to be the fashion statements today. You can see them worn by celebrities all over the world.
Shoes. This awesome fabric has even invaded the shoe world! They’re on rubber shoes, high heels and pumps. You can even have them customized according to the design you have in mind.
Curtains. Do you want to have a unique, classy look for your rooms? Try African fabrics. You can choose designs and styles that can complement any area of your home or office.
Beddings. Beddings made of African fabrics can bring a stately elegance to your bedrooms.
Decorations. From table runners to wall hangings, there’s an African fabric to match your specific needs and desires.

A Word About African Wax / Batik Prints
African wax prints are omnipresent and common materials for clothing in Africa.
However, these prints are now being seen and used more often in the United States and Europe.
They are industrially produced, colorful cotton cloths using batik printing processes.
One feature of these materials is the lack of difference in the color intensity of front and back side.
The design of the wax print fabrics already has an influence on the international world of fashion, lifestyle and quilting.
These prints are an inspirational source for many designers.


IMPORTANT: IF YOU ARE WISHING TO PURCHASE THIS FABRIC FROM BEYOND THE UNITED STATES, YOUR SHIPPING CHARGES WILL VARY. Obtaining an accurate shipping rate to your location may extend the processing time for your order.


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Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
This item is not eligible for free international shipping.
Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.”
“These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.”
“We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as ‘gifts’ - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.”



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    Beautiful color and quality and I can't wait to see it in a quilt!
    Feb 9, 2017 by Sheri Thompson

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**IF THE SHIPPING SEEMS TOO HIGH, CONVO US and we will determine the correct shipping and handling fees. If you have overpaid for your shipping and handling by more than $2.50, we will refund you the overcharge within 24 hours (usually sooner).
- We ship using the USPS which includes tracking numbers and insurance.
- When we charge for shipping & handling, we will always combine orders
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We make every effort to ensure we represent our fabric as accurately as possible. If we have difficulty getting a good photograph of the fabric, we will state it in the listing. Please be aware that colors may show differently on your monitor or screen.

NEW MEXICO CUSTOMERS: We are happy to offer pick-up and/or delivery of purchases in Central New Mexico. If you live in or frequent Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Belen, or Bernalillo, we would be happy to arrange for a delivery location.
**NOTE: If you would like to take advantage of this free service, it can be handled in one of two ways:
#1 ~ Request a custom order and we can offer you free shipping; or
#2 ~ Use the Etsy checkout, so that we can accurately refund your shipping charges and have it reflected on the sales record.
At this time, Etsy does not offer a "local pick-up" option in listings.

INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer’s responsibility.
**Please check with your country’s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying.”
“These charges are normally collected by the delivering freight (shipping) company or when you pick the item up – do not confuse them for additional shipping charges.”
“We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as ‘gifts’ - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior.”
Our products are not eligible for free international shipping.


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Payment is required upon check-out.
We accept Etsy Payment and Paypal.

NEW MEXICO CUSTOMERS:
Sales Tax of 7.32% is automatically calculated on your entire purchase.

CUSTOM ORDERS: We will confirm that you wish for us to create a custom order for you. Once you have confirmed your custom order, payment is required within 24 hours, unless other arrangement have been agreed up on both parties, in writing. Unpaid orders will be cancelled and any future custom orders will not be accepted.


Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Items must be returned in original condition.
Buyer pays for return shipping.
Return requests must be received within 7 days of receipt and item must be returned within 14 days.
Returns and/or Refunds may incur a 20% restocking fee.
Return requests for pre-ordered items may incur a 50% restocking fee.

Additional policies

We are happy to offer pick-up and/or delivery of purchases in Central New Mexico. If you live in or frequent Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Los Lunas, Belen, or Bernalillo, we would be happy to arrange for a delivery location.

NOTE: If you would like to take advantage of this free service, we ask that you use the Etsy checkout, so that we can accurately refund your shipping charges and have it reflected on the sales record. At this time, Etsy does not offer a "local pick-up" option in listings.