African Batik Elephant Fish Tribal Design Brown Charcoal Cream Gold 60" X 84"
Handmade in Zimbabwe using traditional natural dyes and fabrics bringing elements of the earth, including turtle, fish and other abstract life. Colors of brown, beige, gold, sienna and cream are dominate in this textile that is naturally framed with a black painted border.
The symbols and images throughout the traditional, Zimbabwe Batik, show the individual artist's perception of art and their environment.
As this vintage textile is handmade by a family in Zimbabwe, and not in a factory their are slight splotches of paint, some uneven lines and other signs of naturally made art. This can be seen when zooming in on the photo.
What makes the batiks in this shop unique is that they are one of a kind and totally the vision of the artist. There may be a similar one but no two are alike.
These Batiks from Zimbabwe are 100% cotton with the lighter texture being called Sheeting and the firmer, thicker texture called Back-weave. This Batik is Back-weave. The closest fabric Back-weave can be compared to is Mud Cloth, although the Zimbabwe Back-weave fabric is one piece rather than strips and it is a lighter more refined texture, although thicker than Sheeting.
This African Batik looks great as a wall hanging, framed art, a tapestry, tablecloth or any interesting use you may have for it.
Approximate Dimensions 60" W X 84" L