Hand-stamped Batik Fabric from Sierra Leone

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.53.30
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
Gift of Barbara Paxon
Medium:
Kola Nut and Indigo Hand-dyed Damsk Cotton Fabric
Date:
1970
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 53.5" Width: 69"
Description:
Tie-dyed fabric with repeating square pattern created with a series of stacked smaller squares. Small squares are gold in color against a dark blue background.
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.