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Batik cotton wall art, 'Elephant on the Plain' (Ghana)

Artisan Emmanuel Atiemoh Yeboah of Ghana creates a lovely artwork of a majestic elephant walking across a plain. The artisan embellishes a cheerful yellow calico cotton fabric with red and blue paint in the batik style, cuts from that fabric the pieces that form the elephant and glues them to an off-white fabric panel speckled with red and blue to form the elephant collage. The artisan adds details to complete the scene, such as grass drawn around the elephant's feet. The collage is backed with heavy cardstock paper and framed with black ceiba wood.