The People Of Africa Batik
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Display the vibrance and colors of Africa. Add the remarkable beauty of Africa's people to your walls. This hand-made batik was painted in Burkina Faso, using a time consuming process that can take up to weeks to finish. Measures approx 27" X 38". Made in Burkina Faso.
About the artist, Theodore Asshola:
Theodore Asshola was born into the royal family of Benin. His great grandfather, Obayemi, was once the king of Benin. Theodore had a great love of the rituals and people of his country and felt the desire to demonstrate that through his batik paintings.
After spending most of his childhood in Benin, he moved to Nigeria and then finally to the Ivory Coast where he studied batik painting for 8 years. Afterwards he escaped the turmoil in Ivory Coast and moved to Mali, where he lives today.
He also teaches younger men who have no funds for schooling the art of batik painting. This gives them income and a steady occupation. He does all this for absolutely no cost.
Each batik sale helps to support Theodore, and his students as well.