The centre-piece of this art quilt is a batik produced by an artist in the Kiwanuka studios. The batiks are produced mainly from the Thika facility about 100km from Nairobi in Kenya.
Kiwanuka, is an Ugandan-born artist with several studios throughout East Africa. The studios have many artists; however, all are produced under the original founder’s signature to his original designs, colours, and templates. Although similar, no two pieces are identical even by the same artist, as each batik has slight differences in colour patterns and design due to the work being done free hand.
The batik was a nice find in a charity shop in Edinburgh.