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Title:The development of a printed batik technique and its application for small scale industry within Nigeria
Authors:Tolagbe, J.O.
Burnip, M.S.
Periodical:Nigeria Magazine
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:The Nigerian textile industry has emerged today as the third largest in Africa, after Egypt and South Africa. Consumer interest in cotton textiles seems to have increased in recent years and despite a substantial rise in the production level of printed textiles in Nigeria, production still falls short of domestic requirements. Also, the contemporary mass-production printing techniques produce rather stereotyped patterns and hence there is a need to evolve a technique of wax printing different from the machine printing technique and less complicated than the slow hand methods but suitable for a greater mass production and easy projection of a culture. To meet this requirement, a semiautomatic method of printing, using the screen technique, has been devised. The screen method is aimed at small-scale or studio production of wax resist prints (batik). The technique is described and evaluated. It is found to be most suitable for Nigerian conditions. Abstr., ref.