A modern design twist on traditional African tie-dye fabric. Great for clothing, accessories and any craft projects you have on the drawing board!
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 rectangular ‘box’ in the fabric design measures approximately 12 x 15 inches. The fabric is 2.4 yards in length, which is approximately 2.2 metres. It is 48 inches wide, which is about 1.2 metres.
Purple and Black African Batik
Wax resist technique
Fabric Length- 2.4 yards (2.2 metres)
Fabric Width- 48 inches (1.2 metres)
Made in Nigeria
COLOURS: We photograph the fabric in natural daylight and make every effort to represent the colours as accurately as possible, nevertheless colours may display differently depending on the monitors/screens they are viewed on.
Also, if you have purchased this fabric before, it may not be exactly the same as the one shown. Due to the unpredictable and organic nature of the dyeing process of batik, the outcome often varies. Some colours may be lighter or darker than previous stock.