A modern design twist on traditional African tie-dye fabric. This fabric is hand-drawn and hand-dyed in Nigeria and consists of traditional Yoruba symbols each with a name and story. The stories are often words of advice from the elders, or a means of documenting social, economic and environmental conditions. The fabric is therefore like a piece of Yoruba art.
For an idea of the scale of the patterns in the fabric look at the last image above. Each ‘rectangle’ in the fabric design measures approximately 12 x 16 inches.
Pink and Black African Batik
Wax resist technique
Fabric Length- 2.5 yards (2.28 metres)
Fabric Width- 49 inches (1.25 metres)
Made in Nigeria