Hand-stamped Batik Cloth from Sierra Leone

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.53.28
Artist:
Kadiatu Kamara
Credit:
Gift of Barbara Paxon
Medium:
Kola Nut Hand-Dyed and Stamped Fabric
Date:
1973
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 50" Width: 69"
Description:
Gold colored fabric with small starburst or sun shapes throughout.
Historical Context:
The batik method of dyeing fabric is a process where wax is applied to the fabric by hand or with stamps. When dyed, these areas will resist the color and remain the color of the fabric. Multi-colored effects are created by boiling off the wax and dyeing the fabric several times.