Sadza Arts & Craft

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

Market Attendance:
outdoor - occasionally
indoor - occasionally

The crackles on every batik are as unique as your fingerprints!


A good alternative to the wax resist method, wheat flour is not only environmentally friendly but also much easier to handle than hot wax. We call it "sun dried & oven baked goodness"! What is a Sadza Batik? The traditional 'sadza' batik technique involves applying a porridge-like paste of maize or wheat-meal onto dyed fabric.


Why do we use porridge?



  1. Sadza porridge is an innovative Shona art medium.

  3. When designs are drawn onto the fabric and sun dried, the batik is stretched and this cracks the dried porridge.

  5. Paint is applied to the fabric and the batik is heated several times to reinforce the colours at 120 degrees for 15-20 minutes. This is done to make sure that our products are machine washable.

  7. After this process, the batik is then soaked & the wheat flour/porridge is scraped off with a knife.

  9. Note: The areas where the porridge is applied resist the paint!

  11. This creates a unique crackle effect which makes every batik truly unique.

  13. Finally, each product is monitored and controlled for quality purposes.





  • fabric decor items in African Batik style: 



    • throw pillow cases

    • table runners

    • placemats

    • aprons



  • jewelry


Batik Giraffe