VL00954.021

Wax Hollandais
Kilikilistar, Small star, Stars, Petits Etoiles

Product information

One of Vlisco’s most beloved heritage designs is that of the Small Star, known locally by the Igbo tribe in Nigeria as the Kilikili Star. This is one of the stories behind it’s name. The king of Moonland commissioned a mirror that should shine like the sun. When the only reflection the mirror gave was the moon, the king flew into a rage and cursing he smashed the mirror. Sending hundreds of fragments into the air, where they planted them selves like shining stars in the sky.

Wax Hollandais

In the factories of Helmond in 1852, Vlisco completed its first batch of what would become known as ‘Wax Hollandais’. Now more than 160 years later, it remains Vlisco’s most popular fabric. Made using a highly-unique wax printing technique unlike any other in the world, every piece of Wax Hollandais is created with an unequalled and extraordinary level of care and precision. First, a design in liquid wax is printed on cotton. A base dye such as indigo soaks into the cloth around the wax, leaving behind a deep, intense colour. One single piece of Wax Hollandais goes through an average of 25 total steps before completion, and part of the magic of wax printing can cause a pattern of small, irregular bubbles and crackling to emerge throughout the design. Vlisco’s sophisticated printing processes result in complex and brilliant layers of imagery and colour.

The timeless standard for strong and long-lasting garments such as dresses, jackets, trousers and wraps.

  • Guaranteed Real Dutch Wax Block Print

  • 100% cotton, 120 gr/m²

  • Standard fabric width is 120 cm (48”) (fabric shown is 91,4 cm (36”) x 120 cm (48”)

  • Known as: Kilikilistar, Small star, Stars, Petits Etoiles
Shipping method
  • DHL
  • DPD

Vlisco sends your parcel with trusted partners DHL and DPD. The shipment options available to you may differ per destination address.

Payment method
  • Adyen - MasterCard
  • Adyen - Visa
  • Adyen - Paypal
  • Adyen - Ideal
  • Adyen - Sofortüberweisung
  • Adyen - Bancontact - Mister Cash
  • Adyen - AliPay
  • Adyen - American Express

We aim to offer the most relevant payment methods to you in a SLL encrypted environment. Currently we offer the following payment methods:

  • American Express
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
  • PayPal
  • iDeal
  • Sofortüberweisung
  • Bancontact / Mr. Cash
  • Alipay

Your order will be dispatched upon receipt of the total order amount.

Care instructions Wax Hollandais

Washing
  • Limited program at 40°C
  • Wash light and dark colours seperately
  • Wash inside out
  • Do not wring, rub or twist
Bleaching
  • Do not bleach
Drying
  • Dry in the shade (don't expose to direct sunlight)
  • Hang to dry
  • Tumble dry at a low temperature
Ironing
  • Iron inside out (on reverse)
  • Maximum temperature for ironing is 150°C
Dry cleaning
  • Professional dry cleaning, mild process

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