African Batik Zimbabwe 56" X 74" - Vintage Red, Blue, Black Gold, Natural
This vintage batik is handmade in Zimbabwe using traditional natural dyes and fabrics. It is rare that I have a batik using these vibrant color combinations of red, blue, black, gold and white.
What makes the batiks in my 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. This happens because in Zimbabwe, I have always purchased from a family who makes these batiks in their backyard, unlike many of the present day batiks that come from business where the owner directs the artists to make many of the same items and to use new methods for uniformity. Those items are also interesting, but I prefer the traditional methods and each artisan's unique touch, as well as being able to pay a family directly for their unique artisan works of art.
This Batik is 100% Cotton which they also refer to as Sheeting. I have other 100% Cotton Batiks which they refer to as Back-weave. You will see this in future listings.
This Batik shows the handmade quality of items made at home, with sprinkles of paint adding to the beauty of this item.
The beautiful item looks great as a wall hanging, tapestry, bedspread or any interesting use you may have for it.
Approximate Dimensions 56" W X 74" L