HAND DYING / BATIK

We collaborate with artisans across Nigeria to hand dye and hand batik fabrics.

 

The process of Batik involves making fabric stamps by carving patterns onto woods or sponges. The stamps are then dipped into hot candle wax, which serves as dye-resistant, and then stamped repeatedly on all over the fabric. Afterwards, the artisan mixes dye to achieve the desired colour and dips the cloth in, the wax is then washed off in boiling water to reveal the batik pattern.

 

This fabric-dyeing method takes 1-3 days depending on the complexity of the design.

The nature of this fabric design process makes it less likely for items to look exactly the same. We employ 1-4 artisans depending on the volume of production.