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Title: Kanto; an innovative approach to batik production
Authors: Asmah, Abraham Ekow
Okpattah, Vincentia
Frimpong, Charles
Keywords: batik
Kanto print paste
Binder
Thickener
screen printing technique.
Issue Date: Jan-2015
Publisher: International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS)
Abstract: bstract: Man’s quest for variations in textile decoration, a branch of the creative arts which embracesany method of applying colour or design to a fabric is still invoked in the field of textiles. In the light of the above, this paper investigates the possibility of achieving accurate print definitions of design outlines in batik making with emphasis on coloured images using the screen printing technique. With this integrated approach, the practice-based research under the qualitative design methodology was employed. The result of the research shows that the Kanto print paste (a term coined out of the leadauthor's ethnic name), was formulated out of vat dye constituents, mixed with cassava powdered starch, integrated with batik technique, can attain a precise and accurate definite colour outline image when applied onto fabrics using the screen printing technique. The end products interpret the communicative dynamics inherent in screen and traditional batik design prints and showed innovativeness, diversity, contrast, harmony, multiplicity and stability. Once more, the research proved that such innovative batik prints have tremendous significance for contemporary batik design concepts to enhance batik fabrics in the Ghanaian fashion industry. However, further research need to be conducted on the Kanto print paste to prolong its preservation period.
Description: An article published by International Journal of Innovative Research and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12762
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