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Batik wall hanging, 'Sankofa Aklowa' - African Cotton Batik Folk Art Wall Hanging Curate

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Sankofa Aklowa African Cotton Batik Folk Art Wall Hanging

Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an... more

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Sunlight drenches this batik on cotton work by K. Baka. Set in Aburi, an "aklowa" (village) about 30 miles north of Accra, the painting is a personal expression of what the artist considers to be one of his sanctuaries. The pair of cottage huts and coconut trees represent twins with whom he became enamored upon first visiting the village. Towering flora backdrop the serenity of Baka's refuge.

Aburi is a hilly town, renowned for its spectacular view, as the higher elevation affords glimpses of Accra rivaling those seen from a helicopter. Here also is the home of one of the world's most significant botanical gardens - a haven for exotic, tropical and medicinal plants. Inspired by the contrast between urbanity and the peace of the countryside, Baka elaborates this work using dyes extracted naturally from vegetables.

  • 0.50 kgs
  • 1.1 lbs
  • 62 cm W x 89 cm H
  • 24.5" W x 35" H

  • 100% cotton
  • Signed by the artist
  • Display rod not included
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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K. Baka

Meet the Artist
K. Baka

Paintings and batik art

West Africa
11 artist reviews

11 Testimonials for K. Baka

Andre Raw

Rio de Janeiro / RJ / Brazil

Looks great on my wall!


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Sir- I received your wall hanging today called ""Long Cool Drink."" It is exquisite! You are very talented! Thank you for sharing your talents and your God given gift with me. It is hanging for all to see. Thank you. Sincerely, Mr. Lawrie Kowalski , Edmonton, Canada


Tyler, Texas,USA

I purchased Elephant Child. Not only is it more beautiful in person, it also creates a great energy in the room. It is officially the coolest thing on my wall, and I have lots of cool things on my walls. I highly recommend this exquisite tapestry to anyone who loves elephants like I do.