Traditional Yoruba Batik: Focus on Multiple Colors
The name given for batik by the Yoruba tribe is adire alabela, which means wax resist. Wax can be applied to fabric using wood stamps, stencils, or foam rubber. In Yoruba tradition, foam rubber applied free hand is the primary method. Gasali will demonstrate methods, teach the meanings behind traditional designs, and share ways to achieve many beautiful colors using Jaman or Prosion dyes. He weaves generous guidance and stories of his culture and life throughout class time, creating a rich and immersive learning opportunity. Students are supported in their explorations as they develop new knowledge and beautiful yardage, scarves, bags, and shirts. All levels are welcome.