All You Need to Know About African Batik Fabric

african batik fabric

The term African batik fabric sounds much familiar for those linked to quilt fabric.

Wax-resist dyeing on the entire piece of fabric is a technique used in Indonesia known as batik. The Indonesian island of Java is where this method was first developed.

African batik print fabric basically is a revered, age-old form of art and craftsmanship. African print cloth is created using a method quite similar to this one; however all of the work is done by hand rather than with industrial printing equipment. Traditional African apparel as well as contemporary afro-centric clothing, accessories, and household goods are made from the materials.

Below are some of the most popular african batik fabric in the current times from eQuilter.

Leaf Impression Sun Cloth – Jungle Green – 58″ WIDE

This very beautiful fabric reflects the beauty and wonder of the South African terrain and its indigenous floral kingdom by using natural forms like leaves, ferns, and seed pods to act as a dye and sun resist. These fabrics, which were developed by a group of locals in collaboration and are only available during the appropriate sunny season, offer a vivid reflection of South Africa’s mountains, woods, fires, rivers, and vegetation.

Each item is handcrafted using beautiful, eco-friendly colors and natural materials, so it will never be exactly duplicated. The enterprise recycles whenever feasible and hires unemployed women from the neighborhood. The cloth is created under environmentally sensitive parameters.

Traveling Women – 18″ x 20″ – Hand Painted Batik Panel

This beautiful panel was handcrafted by hand using batik and painting techniques. From quilt fabric to clothing decorations this type is used for wall hangings, pillows, quilts, appliqués, framed photos, and much more! It depicts a small baby and huge people holding baskets on their heads in the midst of a vividly colored countryside.

Elephant Herd – 28″ x 36″ – Hand Painted Batik Panel

This beautiful panel was handcrafted by hand using batik and painting techniques. A sizable herd of elephants is depicted against a background of woods and birds. The hand-painted batik panel is approximately 28″ by 36″. It may be used for wall hangings, pillows, quilts, appliqués, clothing decorations, framed photos, and much more!

Elephant Lino-Print Rainbow – Mango/Gold – 80″ x 60″ PANEL

An eQuilter Exclusive, this 80″ x 60″ hand-dyed panel features gold metallic lino-cut hand printed blocks that are around 8″ in size.

This hand-stamped fabric is a rich, exotic, and vibrant work of African iconography, with majestic Elephants roaming over an ombre rainbow hand-dye ground. The fabric was manufactured by Langa Lapu, an environmentally responsible business in a rural African village, using nontoxic colorfast dye.

Giraffe Trio – 18″ x 20″ – Hand Painted Batik Panel

This beautiful panel was handcrafted by hand using batik and painting techniques. It has three long-necked giraffe silhouettes grouped together on a vivid background. It may be used for framed photos, wall hangings, pillows, quilts, appliqués, clothing decorations, and much more!

Going to Market – 17″ x 17″ – Hand Painted Batik Panel

It depicts a minimalist skyline and two silhouetted women dressed in traditional attire. This beautiful panel was handcrafted by hand using batik and painting techniques. It may be used for appliqués, clothing decorations, wall hangings, pillows, quilts, framed photos, and much more!

Finishing Lines…

The African batik fabrics mentioned above are some of the best available for quilting at the time.

You can check out the best ones for yourself and the available color options at eQuilter.

Even, if you’re seeking for the best quilting fabrics, there’s no need to go any further. Look through our selection of fabrics to determine which best represents your brand.

Happy Quilting!!

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