Red and White Palm Leaf Hand-Batik Cotton Face Mask
10% from every (STUDIO 189) RED Fitted Top purchased will go to support the Global Fund’s COVID-19 Response and critical HIV/AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Product Details Made of cotton fabric from Ghana that is washable and reusable Comes in different prints to match your preferences or looks Cotton straps make it easy to comfortably fit on any face size/shape Breathable and easy to use, expands over nose and chin Compartment made to insert filters comfortably Filters: PM2.5 (Recommended to change daily) Filter not to be washed as it is disposable and will become damaged Wash mask by hand with soap and water and air dry mask Hand-Batik Avoid the use of bleach Wash as frequently as necessary Size(Adult): 24cm by 5cm(9.4in by 5.9in) Approx. Package Includes: One (1) Reusable Face Mask (Without Filters) Product Description This mask is made of skin-friendly cotton fabric from Ghana that can be washed and reused. Our masks come in three layers; the outer layer is made out of local cotton as well as leftover off-cuts from our collections so there's no waste. The second layer is a disposable filter preferably PM2.5 filter for face masks that helps to effectively resist fine particles and bacteria. The filter is sold separately. The third layer is made out of the same skin-friendly cotton as used for the first layer. You can slip a filter inside the mask and change out the filter. How It's Made THE ART OF HAND BATIKING Studio One Eighty Nine collaborates with artisans in Ghana, in Cape Coast, Accra and Tsatoe to preserve the ancient form of Batik. The cloth is first washed, soaked and beaten with a large mallet. We draw patterns with a pencil that is later carved into their shape in wood or in a sponge. They are then dipped in hot wax, which functions as a dye-resist. The wax is applied using tools such as a sponge or wooden stamp. The artisan mixes dye just as a painter mixes paint to achieve the desired hue. After the cloth is dry, the resist is removed by boiling the cloth. 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 dress or a pair of pants. We employ anywhere from 1 - 20 artisans depending on the volume of textile production.