Process: Batik

 Many of Osei-Duro's hand dyed prints are made using batik. Batik is a technique of  wax-resist dyeing that originated from Indonesia, and came to West Africa over 100 years ago. It's possible that batik was brought back by the Belanda Hitam, or "Black Dutchmen," who were indentured West African soldiers stationed by Dutch in Indonesia.

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