Assessment of Rice Husk as Resist Agent for Fabric Decoration in Teaching and Learning of Textile Design in Colleges of Education in Niger State, Nigeria 

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Assessment of Rice Husk as Resist Agent for Fabric Decoration in Teaching and Learning of Textile Design in Colleges of Education in Niger State, Nigeria 


This study used one shot experimental design to carry out an assessment on rice husk as a resist agent for fabric decoration in teaching and learning of textile design in Colleges of Education in Niger State, Nigeria, with the following objectives:

teach respondents how to produce resist agent using rice husk, assess the suitability of rice husk as resist agent in teaching and learning of fabric decoration,

examine the acceptability of fabric designs made from rice husk resist agent and compare the fabric designs produced from rice husk resist agent and cassava resist agent.

The population of the study consisted of 80 students. A total sample of 35 students was drawn from the population using purposive sampling technique to respond to the instrument for data collection for the study.

The instrument was a 25-item structured researcher‟s designed questionnaire titled Assessment of Rice Husk as a Resist Agent for Fabric Decoration in Teaching and Learning of Textile Design (RHRAFDTLTD)

consisting of Part A and B, part A consists of demographic characteristics of respondents and part B provides information on the focus of the study.


The Rice husk also called hulls or chaff is one of the most widely available agricultural wastes in many rice producing countries around the world.

Rice husk is described as the outermost layer of protection encasing a rice grain. It is yellowish in colour and has a convex shape.

It is slightly larger than a grain of rice, thus lengths up to 7mm are possible. Typical dimensions are 4mm by 6mm. It is lightweight, having a ground bulk density of 340kg/m3 to 400kg/m3 (Ajay, Devendra, & Om, 2012).

Rice husk waste has always been deposited beside the milling factories and no demand of it has been made by people around as it is neither good for animal feeding due to its low nutritional value

nor for any other use as rightly stated by Warren and Farrell, (1990) that rice husk has no nutritional value for poultry as well as to other animals.

The well-known use of rice husk in most rice producing countries is that it is usually dumped and burnt for heat or used as landfill. Burning of husk in ambient atmosphere leaves a residue, called Rice husk ash.

For every 1000 kgs of paddy milled, about 220 kgs (22%) of husk is produced, and when this husk is burnt in the boilers, about 55 kgs (25%) of Rice husk ash is generated (Koteswara & Pranav, 2006).


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