Met veel plezier laat ik hier de ambachtelijke vervaardiging van mijn Ghana Batiks zien.
Traditioneel handwerk uit Afrika, puur en eerlijk, met liefde gemaakt door de lokale bevolking.
Stamps used to create patterns on the batik.
Vivian is using the form stamps which she dips into the melted wax by her side
and stamps it on the white cotton fabric.
Dipping the brush and form stamp in the melted wax.
Kojo is using a brush and some melted wax to draw the weave patterns.
This is after he has dyed the cotton fabric yellow.
This is the metal iron and the charcoal fire they use to heat it.
Aku and Reiss are ironing the batik.
Hand-made batik cotton fabrics. Made by skilled craftsmen and women. This is Grace
and she has done the batik for 40 years.
These batiks are made in Ghana, in a small area in the Greater Accra Region called Madina.
Liefs uit Ghana:
"The batik business collapsed, so your money helped to revive the business again.
Thank you very much for the help. May God richly bless you and keep your business flourishing."
"I am happy and proud to help make a difference in the lives of talented and creative people.
Many thanks and my best wishes to you all."