the batik process
a traditional art form that involves wax-resist
dyeing and colorful block printing on cotton. due to the hand-crafted nature of batik, the result is vibrant and unique every time.
step 1 design
A design is carved into a foam block.
step 4 dewaxing
Then, the fabric is doused in hot water to remove the wax.
step 2 wax application
The foam is dipped into wax and transfered onto plain fabric.
step 5 second drying
During the second drying process, the
fabric oxidizes, allowing the colors to
become more vibrant.
step 3 dyeing & drying
The fabric is folded and submerged in dye for several minutes before being laid out to dry.
step 6 second drying
Once the fabric has dried, it can be ironed, cut, and sewn into beautiful products.
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