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Zimbabwe Guineafowl Batik Pillow Cover #001

This batik pillow cover from Zimbabwe features a guineafowl design in beautiful rusty orange, peach, black, white and metallic gold colors. Approximately 21" by 20" 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.