The resist dyeing techniques include batik and tie and dye’s, this two techniques are pretty famous in nigeria and they are referred to as the local cultural fabrics because all the designs done on a cloth is of nigerian origin. Although the batik and tie and dye techniques are not exclusive to nigeria only, Nigeria happens to be number one in Africa when it comes to the production of batik.
The tradition of making batik in nigeria is influenced by our culture and traditions, hence the amazing and artistic decorations that come out. Unlike the Ankara fabric whose patterns are not exclusive to a particular African country, batik designs are exclusive to each culture and country so if you see batik designs made in the Philippines or in Indonesia it would be drastically different from the one made in nigeria as our culture influences every dot, line and pattern you find on the nigerian batik fabric.
The batik is very popular, both the locally made one and the Java’s and they are so beautiful… Many fashion designers have been influenced by this fabric and the once underrated fabric can be seen in a lot of collections this days. So if you have a batik or tie and dye fabric and haven’t got a clue how to make it work this pictures below would inspire you.
The above batik and tie and dye styles are super gorgeous and they don’t take away from the beauty of the fabric, For those of you who don’t know what it is called locally well your “ADIRE” is the Yoruba name for the world wide known Batik.
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