unfolding // open or spread out from a folded position.
Do not be satisfied with the stories that come before you. UNFOLD your own truth. -Rumi
Baobab Batik is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2016. Since the start it has been a journey where we have constantly developed towards our goals. Our UNFOLDING collection is celebrating our people, our history and our path leading to the next milestones
The Mbabane collection is a modern take on traditional batik. Named after the capital city in Swaziland, 'Mbabane', the design and colour choices are inspired by contemporary interior décor, and an urban lifestyle.
The collection was introduced in 2011, and has been well received around the world because of its clean, yet striking, designs that will fit into any modern home.
Each item is handmade by our artisans, working together as a team, giving the collection 'a touch of Swaziland'.
The contemporary range is a celebration of Africa, and how this continent stimulates your senses; it’s people, the sunshine, vibrant colour and street life. Baobab Batik started with a small group of artisans, who were experimenting with endless shapes and colours.
It has been an organic design process where artisans and designer have worked hand in hand to combine their collective ideas and cultures. Over the years the collection has grown into what it is today.
For over 20 years, we have been developing our signature collection; drawing inspiration from our rich natural surroundings. This collection celebrates the African experience of viewing the abundant wildlife; taking in the form and shape of the mountainous Kingdom of Swaziland, capturing the warm colours of the setting sun.
Our colourful batiks are a perfect match for fun and vibrant kids' products. We are inspired by the wildlife of Swaziland, and the Kiddies Collection has the distinct Baobab Batik touch.
Products include aprons, backpacks, sweetie bags, and decorative elephants.
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Our Baobab Batik leggings are made from a soft viscose lycra, and are available in the sizes Small, Medium and Large. We offer five different designs; Cebi Circles, Lines, Constellations, Stainglass and Broken Zebra.
The leggings are available in our shop at Swazi Candles in Swaziland.
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This is a sophisticated scarves collection, using bold graphics and strong colours.
When developing new products we enjoy experimenting with lines and shapes. For the Elements collection we were inspired by the combination of outlines and shapes leading to the illusion of movement in the design. The four elements stand for; tracks in the Earth, the bolt of lightning representing Fire, the movement of the Wind and the ripples in the Water.