There are various types of Adire: Adire Alamala, Adire Eleko, and Adire Alabela, Adire is the Yoruba’s version of batik. Batik is a type of Adire.
The word batik (pronounced Bateek) means “wax written” and this is basically what batik is. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering part of it with a coat of paraffin wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed area keeps its original color and when the wax is removed so that the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas make the pattern.
Batik is a “resist” process for making designs on fabric. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving “blank” areas in the dyed fabric. This process can be repeated over and over to create complex multicolored designs.
Here we will deal with the basic methods of the batik process, so that the beginner will be able to experiment later.
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There are various types of Adire: Adire Alamala, Adire Eleko, and Adire alabela, meaning wax resist, is the Yoruba tribe’s version of batik. Batik is a type of adire.
Materials : fabric or any good cotton, paraffin wax, caustic soda, sodium hydrosulphite, a pair of gloves, foam shaped like a pen, dye, melted wax, cooking gas/stove, liner. Note: all new fabrics must be boiled to remove the finishing.
Production Process: Removal of Industrial Starch
Removal of industrial starch is done by rinsing the fabric thoroughly, then get it dried.