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Nkrumah pencil ankara fabric, african wax

Tee Batik: Nkrumah Pencil

As part of #The100dayproject this year, I turned my fascination with Indonesian batiks and Dutch wax fabrics into a theme for daily inspiration.

100DayProject Sketchbook 2020
Pages from my 100 Day Project Sketchbook, 2020

Nkrumah Pencil

The Nkrumah Pencil was named after Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah, known for making strong comments and speeches. His pencil, used to write speeches, and sign deportation orders as a method of control was considered sharp, mightier than the sword and a weapon to his political opponents.

What is your favourite batik motif?


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Choose a link to find out more about the motifs I focused on as part of the project.

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