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The dreamy aura of a grape hyacinth garden inspired the new purple of this season. The new colour was specially developed to complement the collection of vibrant pinks, violets, mints and earthly hues. Together, they create strong character statements which are romantic and chic at the same time.
Vlisco has a vast assortment of purple african print fabric. Are you ready to take on purple for your next fashion project? You can shop from a wide selection of purple color fabric online.
In many traditions throughout the world, the color purple refers to magic and power. In the woven Kente-cloths of the pre-colonial Ashanti empire, purple was usually worn by women, as it was associated with Mother earth and recovery. Still now, purple fabrics are often used in Ghanaian healing ceremonies and rituals. Similarly, in Christian lithurgy, purple cloths are used during the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the Sacrament of the Sick. In Egypt, purple symbolizes virtue and faith. Like many others, the Egyptians often wear purple during spiritual ceremonies.
Apart from being associated with the ancestral world, sacred activities or devotion, purple is often connected to royalty, nobility and luxury. In many parts of Africa and Europe, purple is a symbol of royalty and prosperity. Purple fabrics are often worn by royals, religious authorities and people of nobility. Others wear them hoping to achieve prosperity or good luck.