This large, hand-dyed batik fabric panel from Zimbabwe features a lizard themed design in red, peach, brownish-black, white and metallic gold colors. Approximately 52" wide by 60" high. Perfect for wall hangings, tablecloths, sewing, quilting and more.
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 fabric panel is washable- cold or warm water, delicate cycle, line dry preferred.