Fleck | Mellow with shine
100% batik cotton fabric
Cut, stitched, and finished by hand in Rwanda
Colors are navy blue, red and gold with black and white accents
Square is 10" by 10"
Take care of this baby.
This tie is made with kitenge, a batik-style wax cotton fabric that is indigenous to East Africa. It is fairly firm, but softens readily to the shape of the wearer with use. Pressing it for just a few seconds with a hot iron will give it a crisp, clean finish. Dry clean to remove stains or residue.
More about kitenge fabric.
Kitenge is complex and gorgeous textile. To create these bold, stunning patterns, a design made of wax is stamped or brushed onto the fabric, then dipped into a variety of dyes to produce intricate, multicolor patterns. Traditional batiks can take months just to complete a single piece. The designs, symbols, shapes and colors are influenced by the many diverse regions of East Africa and beyond.