Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting (spelled tjanting), or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap . The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.
A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines and Nigeria; the batik of Indonesia, however, is the best-known. Indonesian batik made in the island of Javahas a long history of acculturation, with diverse patterns influenced by a variety of cultures, and is the most developed in terms of pattern, technique, and the quality of workmanship.On October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity
Hand stamped luxury silk is Professionally Sewn in both ends to be worn as a sarong, beach wrap swim suit cover-up. Produced for generations in Central Java. This heritage design motif and method of Batik production has been handed down from generation to generation. Each piece is handmade and unique. It can also be used as a tablecloth.
This large organic silk fabric batik was skillfully hand drawn and hand printed with natural colours motif in lovely subtle Earthy shades. Traditional Javanese cultural heritage batik process. Hand painted motif with wax and then dyed by hand for each colour in turn. Many many hours of skilled labour have produced this wonderful fabric. Imagination is all it takes to create a fabulous garment from this large sized stunning silk.
Dimensions:L 200 cm W 115 c