The Batik style products are made using Sadza (pap or Foo Foo) a common staple in Africa. This porridge like paste is made of maize and is eaten with meat or vegetables. The original Batik style uses wax but Africa being all things earthy, we use an environmentally friendly alternative that is sadza. Patterns and animal designs are painted on plain cotton fabric using the sadza paste. It is then dried and hand painted using organic plant dyes.
After painting it is kiln dried to reinforce the paint colors that are used to create the designs, the textile is washed and the sadza is scraped off leaving a unique batik crackle pattern where the sadza was applied. A video will be uploaded soon.