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100 Days of Tee Batik

Thea Smartt Henry / Design  / 100 Days of Tee Batik
Woman wearing African wax clothing, dutch wax

100 Days of Tee Batik

I took part in the The 100 Day Project tin 2020.

#The100DayProject is a free art project that takes place online. Every spring, thousands of people around the world commit to 100 days of exploring their creativity on a theme of their choice.

I had been following and enjoying the social media hashtag for a years without taking part but with the 2020 project launch coinciding with the early stages of a worldwide pandemic and lockdown(!), I dusted off my pencils, felt tips and watercolours to join in!

My Project

I have been fascinated with the colours and shapes featured in Indonisian batiks and Dutch Wax fabrics for as long as I can remember, so choose this as my theme for daily inspiration.

Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi on Unsplash

Dutch Wax

Dutch wax is unique in the sense that each design is created (originally in the Netherlands but now across the world), imported, and then bought to more vivid life by African traders and consumers.

The designs are given compelling names, meanings and background stories. The fabric when worn, becomes a clear message or confirmation of status to those who view the wearer.

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

What are your fabric batik motifs?

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