Japanese-inspired kimono is a modern take on the age-old silhouette. This eye-catching Pollock-Print takes inspiration from the abstract watercolor paintings of Jackson Pollock and was batiked by hand onto beautiful, high-quality silk.
The generations old West African technique of Batik requires many stages, all at the hand of the artisan. No two pieces of textile will ever be exactly the same, each piece is a work of art, each piece is a painting. It takes 1-2 days to hand-batik fabric for an item such as a kimono. Studio 189 employs 2-3 artisans depending on the volume of production. The silk is then transported to Accra and handmade into a Long Kimono by seamstresses and tailors.