FOR many years visual artists used it as a decorative tool. There is no doubt about the aesthetic appeal that batik art technique evokes.. But does it have to stop at that?
Through the guidance of David Kibuuka, an experienced batik artist, a group of young upcoming artists have found several ways of exploiting this versatile technique in more sustainable ways. Thanks to the Nabagereka foundation’s Ekisaakate programme, we will soon see functional products: Mats, curtains, lamp sheds and other usable wares