A Little Extra Treat.

A little extra treat, these are fabrics I'm acquiring to either bring back to Oz, or to develop a clothing line as part of the Social Enterprise program. They range from the woven Maasai Shuka, kitenge, tie-dye, oil on water, hand-dyed/woven and a batik style of printing on fabric. I'm rather enjoying the experience. 

Asante sana,


Babu Chris

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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Chris T (Sunday, 19 March 2017 20:13)

    Not something you see on every street corner, hence the appeal. The colours are striking.

  • #2

    jennie (Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:19)

    Beautiful! Love the ones with purple in the pattern......from where does the fabric originate?

  • #3

    Penny McIntyre (Monday, 20 March 2017 01:52)

    They look fabulous Chis, especially like the reds and yellows. Hope they're cool cotton for stinky Doonan weather!

  • #4

    Christopher (Monday, 20 March 2017 10:18)

    Hi Chris, Jennie and Penny,
    Most of the women wear these fabrics wrapped around them or smaller pieces make striking headwear,
    The tie dye is done by a very talented women who only wants to charge 20,000/- = about $AUD11. Also she does not use rubber bands, each pattern is hand tied.
    Too my knowledge all fabrics are local and hand done.
    The kitenge is cotton and I'm working on developing a clothing range for the surf and leisure market.

  • #5

    Valerian (Tuesday, 21 March 2017 02:00)

    Beautiful..masai shuka

  • #6

    Rowena (Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:39)

    Hi Chris, The fabrics are wonderful such a range of colour and design, there are many indigenous groups from Tiwi, Bathurst Island etc who are producing unique fabrics such as these, it would be wonderful to consolidate these groups on-line some how. Is the fabric durable enough for textiles and soft furnishings? You are on such a wonderful journey of discovery in so may ways!