If you have ever been in West Africa, you know "wax" fabric well.
It's in every market and adorning many women and men,
particularly at special occasions.
"Wax" refers to the manufacturing process,
(not the texture of the fabric)
But, did you know...
The *Akan of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire use cloth
not only for personal adornment ,
but also, metaphorically,
as a powerful expressive medium of communication... .
cloth one wears are likely to say something about one's identity,
beliefs, or set of values.
that elicits the spoken proverb.
either through written or representational imagery,
Akan woman's dress designers also shape the garment itself
to convey some messages.