School Workshops

The African Yam Festival

Yams are usually the first fruits of the harvest, the staple food of many peoples of western Africa. The yam is a large tuberous root related to the sweet potato. African yams can be white, yellow, or orange inside (but they still taste sweet) and ... Read Mores

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