Batik is a "resist" process for making designs on fabric using wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth. After each stage of wax application, color is added by dipping the fabric in cold-water dye, or by brushing the dye on the stretched cloth with a different set of brushes. Each color application must dry before more wax is applied. The sequence is repeated until the final step, which involves wrinkling the waxed cloth and dipping it in a final dark dye bath. The piece is again left to dry, and then a hot iron is used to melt the wax and reveal the completed artwork.
Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Akan people in Ghana (West Africa) that represents concepts or aphorisms. Adinkra are used extensively in fabrics, pottery, logos and advertising.
with its main rivers Senegal, Niger, Volta, Nile, Congo, Zambezi rivers among others in Africa
Symbol of influence, power, abundance, plenty, togetherness and unity
|AKOMA NTOSO symbol of understanding and agreement Akoma Ntoso- Linked Hearts
|AFRICAN MASKS Essential feature of the traditional culture and art of the people of Sub-Saharan Africa
|SANKOFA Symbol of importance of learning from the past Sankofa- Return and get it
|SANKOFA (alternate version) Symbol of importance of learning from the past Sankofa-Return and get
|GYE NYAME Symbol of supremacy of God Gye Nyame-God is great
|MATE MASIE Symbol of knowledge, prudence, and knowledge
|NYANSAPO Symbol of wisdom, ingenuity, intelligence and patience Nyansapo- Wisdom knot