September 2017

African Tie Dyeing

Two of the most popular dyeing techniques in Africa are tie and dye and resist dye. In tie and dye, designs are first tied or stitched into the cloth, using cotton or raffia threads. In resist dye, dyers draw on the cloth using an impermeable ... Read Mores

Batik Workshops

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting.   The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the ... Read Mores

African Mask Making Workshops

One of the main characteristics of the culture of African peoples is the use of masks in rituals and ceremonies. They represent spirits of animals or ancestors, mythological heroes, moral values or a form of honouring of a person in a symbolic way. They can ... Read Mores