Batik Art

The traditional use of batik with wax and dyes originated in Java, Indonesia.  This art form which can be used on both fine cotton or paper, is both art and craft.

Batiks are created by drawing or brushing hot wax on to cloth and then applying beautiful dyes which will adhere to the cloth and be resisted by the waxed areas.  This process can be repeated several times, giving a layered effect.  Finally the wax is removed by heat.

Batik is now being used in exciting, modern ways with much experimentation and merging with other techniques such as collage.


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