Although this art form incorporates an
African technique and theme it has universal appeal. The paste resist
technique has been used as a means of decorating fabric in Africa for
centuries. A paste resist is applied, followed by natural dyes. The
paste resist masks the part of the fabric, which later forms the outline
of the design. Once painted, the cotton is washed to remove the
resist and the final pattern emerges. Donovan Roebert uses the traditional
paste made from flour & water; along with specially formulated fabric
paints which are sun dried & baked to ensure color fastness. These
beautiful painted cloths have found their way into homes beyond the
borders of Africa.
This spectacular batik is magnificently framed.
Height: 29 ¼" x Width: 55 ⅛"