Sadza Arts & Craft

Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
306-535-7676


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.
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  3. When designs are drawn onto the fabric and sun dried, the batik is stretched and this cracks the dried porridge.
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  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.
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  7. After this process, the batik is then soaked & the wheat flour/porridge is scraped off with a knife.
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  9. Note: The areas where the porridge is applied resist the paint!
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  11. This creates a unique crackle effect which makes every batik truly unique.
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  13. Finally, each product is monitored and controlled for quality purposes.
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Products:

 

     

  • fabric decor items in African Batik style: 

     

       

    • throw pillow cases
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    • table runners
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    • placemats
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    • aprons
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  • jewelry
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Photos

Batik Giraffe
Batik