African woman and children batik artwork (orange)
This authentic Kenyan artwork depicts an African woman with 2 children. The unique Batik artwork was lovingly handmade in Kenya, using traditional painting techniques. The unique artwork depicts a mother returning from the market with her children. A rectangular piece of colourful material is used by women throughout Kenya to carry their babies in a type of sling - as depicted in the artwork. This sling is commonly known as a Kanga. This stunning artwork was purchased from a market in Nairobi, Kenya
The artwork is a technique known as Batik. Batik involves wax-resist dye, applied to whole cloth. Batik is an ancient handmade fabric art that is practiced all over Africa and the world. During the batik process, hot batik wax is painted onto cloth, which is then dyed. The artwork is sold as a cloth, and is unframed. This artwork is ready to hang (Canvas style). It has been stretched and mounted onto a timber frame.