The Indigo African batik is a dark blue and white hand-dyed cotton with a modern take on traditional Nigerian adire fabric. Made from 100% cotton, this fabric suitable for garments, quilting, crafting and many other applications.
It 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 48 inches in width and you can choose between two lengths; either a 2.4 yard (2.2 metre) length or a 4.8 yard (4.4 metre) length. You can find these options in the drop-down menu.
Wax resist technique
Fabric Width: 48 inches (1.2 metres)
Made in Nigeria
Wash at 30 degrees Celsius and iron on medium.
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. Additionally, if you have purchased this fabric before, it will 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.
FURTHER READING ON INDIGO AFRICAN BATIK
Check out some historical Indigo African batik samples from the collection of the Victoria an Albert museum, London