Off to the market
This Kenyan batik shows three women going to market and carrying their wares on their heads. This artwork was bought at a market in Nairobi
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. The artwork is stretched and mounted on a timber frame.