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speed bird ankara fabric, african wax

Tee Batik: Speed Bird

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

One motif with many meanings including change, prosperity and freedom.

In Ghana; ‘ today, poor tomorrow’, the transience of riches. In Togo; ‘Air Afrique’. The fabric was used in the uniform of a local airline company. In the Ebo region of Angola it is called Eneke, for ‘… if the hunters learn to shoot without missing, they have learned to fly without perching.’

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

What is your favourite batik motif?

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