HomeBookmark Info.comMake Info.com your HomepagePlugins Visit other Info sites:
Info.com - Your independent search platform...
WebTopics
ResearchJobsFlightsImagesVideosShopmore


What is the origin and process of the craft batik?

Explore the origin and process of the ancient art of craft batik.

The craft batik dates back at least 2,000 years. [©Shutterstock, 2010]
©Shutterstock, 2010
The craft batik dates back at least 2,000 years.

Batik is a very ancient craft dating back at least 2,000 years. It is a method of applying a colored design on textiles by waxing those parts that are not to be dyed. White pure cotton or white pure silk are the best materials to use. Hot wax is applied to the fabric in the areas that are to be kept white and then the dye is added. The lightest color is the first dye. The fabric is then waxed in those areas that are to retain the first color and the process is repeated with a second color. Once all the dyeing is completed, the wax is removed, revealing the design.

Related articles

Search the Web

We are not lawyers or legal professionals, nor are we financial counselors or professionals. The content of this Web site is intended to provide general information and advice. Prior to making any legal or financial decision, you should consult a licensed professional. For more information see Terms of Service/Usage Agreement.
Home   |   About   |   Media Comments   |   Legal & Privacy Policy   |   Tell a friend   |   Contact
Copyright © 2012 Info.com – All Rights Reserved.