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Batik Cloth

Batik is a traditional art form found throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. It is believed that the highest quality batik is made on the island of Java, Indonesia. The most notable sources of batik work on the island include Surakarata (called Solo by the locals) and the island of Madura.

The technique of batik includes multiple phases of coloring and designs either stamped and/or drawn with a canting (liquid wax pen). Beeswax is cracked to achieve a marble effect or it is immediately removed in boiling water and/or by scraping. Dense, high thread count cloth (typically cotton or hemp) is used to ensure desirable absorption of the dye. Traditionally natural dyes (ie. indigo, tinggi tree sap and soga tree) were used; today however, a combination of natural and chemical dyes is used. Designs, including geometric and free form patterns, are initially sketched with charcoal or drawn free hand with the canting. Traditionally batik was simple with few colors, but today it reflects cultural influences, particularly those of the Dutch.

Care instructions: batik fabric may be machine-washed with soap for sensitive fabrics, line dry, prevent over-exposure to sunlight as batik fabric is susceptible to fading (as with any other vibrant colored fabric)

Due to the handmade nature of the batik, color variations, dye smudges, small imperfections and inconsistencies are common.

Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA2
Price: $68.00
Sale Price: $34.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA2
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA4
Price: $68.00
Sale Price: $34.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA4
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA5
Price: $68.00
Sale Price: $34.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKA5
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB14
Price: $52.00
Sale Price: $26.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB14
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB18
Price: $52.00
Sale Price: $26.00
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Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB18
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB25
Price: $52.00
Sale Price: $26.00
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Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB25
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB38
Price: $52.00
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Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB38
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB5
Price: $52.00
Sale Price: $26.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB5
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB7
Price: $52.00
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Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKB7
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKD
Price: $36.00
Sale Price: $18.00
Savings: 50 %
Batik - Waxed (43" x 74") - IBTKD