- 5 yards Bundle (Approx. 50"x 180")
- Adire Alabela, Batik
- Made in Nigeria
- Imported from Nigeria
Spotted Skies has close connections to both water and earth elements. With its cloud shapes and sky colors, one gets the feeling of being engulfed in the beauty and radiance of the earth's skies and clouds. This print is an elevating one, and the most captivating element of design is in its clearly celestial nature and aesthetic.
Adire is not just artistic in its creation process but also deeply spiritual. We consider the batik style of Adire to be a premium design, not just because of the handmade element of its design process but also because of the value of artist rendered symbolisms and its deep connection to the community that creates it. When we adorn and decorate with Adire textiles, we are in relationship with the best parts of ourselves, we are within the loving protection of ancestors (known and unknown) and participating in their deeply intellectual, sacred knowledge.
We encourage you to use this fabric to brighten and elevate your closet and home. Use our Spotted Skies Premium Adire to make elegant three quarter dresses and jalabiyas, men's shirts, special occasion dinning napkins and table cloths, or to decorate the entrance of an alter or ritual space. Whichever way you chose to use it, do so with the confidence of connectedness to something bigger than yourself.
Removing Sticker Labels:
Press an iron on the back of the section of fabric that has the label attached to it. Allow enough steam to pass through the fabric, this will allow the label to peel off with ease and minimal residue left on the surface of the fabric. Do not wash before removing the sticker labels.
How to Soften Wax Fabric:
Fill a bucket or washing machine with cold or warm water and add one bottle cap of fabric softener. Allow your fabric to sit and soak overnight before proceeding to wash and rinse. Always wash cold when treating and washing your wax print with bright colors, whites and other prints. Hand washing and air drying are still the most preferred methods of care for wax prints as this preserves its colors and offers less opportunity for disaster, however, in this day and age they may also be the most unlikely methods used.
Another softening method involves the use of salt; anywhere between one quarter cup and half a cup will be sufficient depending on how much fabric is being softened at once. Leave to soak between 24 and 72 hours. Once the wait time has elapsed, carry on with the washing instructions above. Adding fabric softener to the wash cycle will give the softening process an extra boost, if needed.
Shipping & Returns
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.