Sunday, September 18, 2011

New African Batiks



These pretty indigo batiks are part of a collection imported from Mali, West Africa, and offered for sale by eQuilter. They were inspired by the traditional fabrics of the Tuareg people, also called the Blue People, because the pigments in their turbans and robes used to run and make their skin blue. Indigo blue turbans are still worn for celebrations. They would be pretty in quilts too.

10 comments:

Lurline's Place said...

Wow! Just a bit stunning!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Nicky said...

These are gorgeous!

quilteuseforever said...

This new range of African fabrics is inspirational, nice color and prints. They do not seem to be traditionnally dyed, genuine indigo batiks would be much more expensive. Or is it possible ?? Anyway they are very nice and I hope this will be successful so that other fabrics will come !

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

Gorgeous designs and a fun story!

Jean said...

These are gorgeous!

Nancy said...

I love the patterns and the colors of these fabrics. Another must have, I think!

Austin and Foster said...

have you fixed the dyes and if so, how?

Austin and Foster said...

have you fixed the dyes and if so, how?

Desi Craft said...

Lovely! I just love Indigo. This month I restocked all the popular Indigo and White patterns back in my shop.

Eddy Soewantoro said...

I love batik Indonesia too.
now I'll develop the Batik Bekasi motif to add the motif Batik Indonesia collection.
greet from Batik Bekasi
http://khasbatik.blogspot.com