Scales | Mellow with shine
100% batik cotton fabric
Cut, stitched, and finished by hand in Rwanda
Colors are blue-green, lavender, and red with black 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.