Zimbabwe Elephant Batik Pillow Cover #004
This batik pillow cover from Zimbabwe features a elephant design in beautiful navy blue, maroon, yellow, white and metallic gold colors. Approximately 21" by 21" wide. This pillow cover has a zipper closure on the back. Perfect for gifts and home decorating.
The essence of the batik process is to produce a design on textiles through the use of a dye-resist. The resist, usually a wax, prevents the dye from penetrating the covered areas of the fabric, thus creating a pattern in negative. Additional wax is added to embellish the design or preserve areas in the color of the initial dye bath. The cloth is then dipped in a second dye bath. This process is repeated a number of times depending on the number of dyes involved. Producing a high quality piece of batik fabric is time-consuming and requires a high degree of skill.
This pillow cover is washable- cold or warm water, delicate cycle, line dry preferred.