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African Textiles: A Beginner's Guide to Bazin Riche Fabric February 7, 2017

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African Textiles: A Beginner's Guide to Bazin Riche Fabric, Manhattan, New York

You may not realize it, but you've probably seen bazin riche fabric before. Famous for its bright, bold hues and luxurious feel, this African textile is often used to create incredible religious garments, party attire, and even interior decor. Sometimes referred to as the "queen of fabrics," this woven cloth is made using specialized dying techniques that leave admirers and wearers feeling like royalty. 

Bazin riche fabrics can be tricky to find, even in New York City—but Harlem’s Deh-Mia RoyaLuxe makes it easy. As an official partner of Royaluxe Germany, Deh-Mia RoyaLuxe offers authentic, beautiful African textiles for a fantastic price. No matter what your project might be, bazin riche fabric is sure to make it unforgettable. 

Your Guide to Buying and Using Bazin Riche

How Is it Different From Other Fabrics?

bazin richeBazin fabrics are made differently than other materials that can be used for both clothing and decor. Though it starts as a plain, white untreated cloth, bazin is first batiked, or painted with wax, then dyed an array of colors. The batik process leaves behind undyed patterns that make every piece of fabric unique. The material is then washed in a starch bath and softened with a wooden stick. The patterns are usually raised and sewn with gold or silver thread to add even more intricate detail. These textiles are processed solely by hand, and the results are truly special. Bazin riche fabric is known to dance with movement, its lustrous shine creating intrigue with each sway.

What Can I Use it For?

Bazin riche fabric can be used to create anything that you feel deserves a level of elegance and beauty that any other fabric may not deliver. This material is traditionally used for African clothing and revered for its vibrant reds, yellows, greens, and purples. The material is shiny and soft, and moves with the person wearing the garment, making it a beautiful option for a religious holiday gathering or celebration of any kind. Bazin riche can also be used to make tapestries, pillows, or even curtains for your home. If you’re looking for a unique way to add some vibrancy and color into your home, this fabric is a foolproof way to do just that. 

If you’re in the market for a one-of-a-kind garment or simply looking to revamp your home's decor, bazin riche fabric offers unparalleled style. Deh-Mia RoyaLuxe offers a wide selection of lustrous, authentic bazin riche fabrics that are perfect for any design. To order, visit the store in Harlem or give them a call at (917) 310-7050.