African batik items are what you want to wear in the summer.
The colorful colors and unique patterns that have been carefully dyed by hand over time have attractivity of being full of power that will blow away the hotness of summer just by wearing them.
This time, I would like to talk about “Attractivity of African batik.”
African batik is a colorful cloth that is “wax-resist dyeing” peculiar to West Africa, and is also used as an African folk costume.
There are various names such as “African wax print”, “Pagne” and “Pagna”, but they all refer to the same thing.
The patterns are famous for their unique designs and geometric patterns with motifs of plants, animals, insects, people, etc., and there are so many types that it’s said that you will never meet the same cloth again.
African batik has the features of colorful colors and bold and unique patterns.
It’s said that it originated in the 19th century when the Netherlands tried to market Indonesia’s traditional dyeing method in Africa.
The Netherlands noticed the traditional Indonesian dyeing technique “wax-resist dyeing”, which was a colony at the time.
Then, they tried to mass-produce European-made batik and export it to Indonesia, but they failed to do it because they didn’t accept non-hand-dyed batik.
Also, when they searched for the next export destination and exported it to West Africa, which was a colony at that time, they immediately became popular.
After that, as the name suggests, it developed in the African market and was established and protected as a culture that was unique to Africa.
In fact, it seems that cloth for export to Africa was once produced in Kyoto, Japan.
I felt that it was a bit like Japanese indigo dyeing, so I was convinced that there was such a connection, and at the same time I felt happy.
One of the attractivity of African batik is colorful and powerful color combination and unique pattern.
Fashion items using modern and fashionable African batik are still very popular.
It’s the one that you will want to wear from now on, especially when it gets hot.
You often see African batik fashion items at second-hand clothing stores.
Many of the items selected at second-hand clothing stores have high-impact color matching, patterns, and unique details, and there are many items that can be differentiated.
And the next one is the select shop.
Many of the African batik fashion items you see at select shops have calm colors and patterns easy to wear, and by incorporating one point into casual fashion, it may change to gorgeous coordination that is a little different from usual.
The production speed of African batik is very fast, and hundreds of new items are released every year, so there is no doubt that it will be a special outfit as your own fashion item.
I felt that the background of African batik tells the background of the times and is an important culture that Africa should continue to protect.
African batik is full of power that blows away the hotness of summer.
In the future, I would like to wear African batik while believing that I can return such power to Africa as much as possible.