Stylish Batik Cushion Covers

Just before Christmas in anticipation of 2015 Yawama of Sweden launches a small batik range of monochrome black and white cushion covers for the modernist or the earthy interior decorater. Would you like to add an ethical twist to your Scandinavian look? These batik cushion covers should do the trick. These cushions are not just African inspired but they are handmade in collaboration with Yawama of Sweden by women in Swaziland at Baobab.

batik cushion cover

Baobab is a small enterprise employing 25 women in Swaziland. All the women and predominantly single mothers. Baobab provides the women with tools to adapt to the growing responsibility and the shift in women’s roles in communities. Baobab is a member of SWIFT (Swaziland Fair Trade), an organization that supports the development of the handicraft industry in the country.

Svart vit prydnadskudde

Batik cushion  leaves

These cushion covers have been created by skilled artisans through a tedious process. Hot melted wax is artistically applied in specific design to a white fabric. The fabric is then submerged into a dye bath, the wax acting as a resistant on the fabric allowing the uncovered fabric to be dyed. The fabric is then left to dry in the sun. This process is repeated layer upon layer. The wax is then removed by boiling the fabric and a unique fabric with a crackled effect is created. The dyed fabric is then cut and sewn into uniques pieces such as our batik covers.

Monochrome interior

black and white cushion cover

4 thoughts on “Stylish Batik Cushion Covers

  1. Jättefina kuddfodral! Vad roligt! Jag har tittat lite på Baobab batik och tänkt jag skulle börja ta in av deras batik till våren, kanske ska vi börja med några av era istället? Vill du sälja till/hos oss? Ha det gott! Lotta Just Africa

    16 december 2014, Yawama News skrev: > > NICKY posted: “Just before Christmas in anticipation of 2015 Yawama of Sweden launches a small batik range of monochrome black and white cushion covers for the modernist or the earthy interior decorater. Would you like to add an ethical twist to your Scandinavian look? ” >

  2. Hej Lotta

    Tack för att du hört av dig igen. Visst är de duktiga på Baobab. Hos er låter som något vi kan visst diskutera. Jag återkommer efter jul när jag träffat Clara och Anna

    Allt Gott och God Jul.

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