We recently visited an Artist Village in Bali and were shown through a Batik Factory, this is where they weave various materials for fabric, as well as print the patterns, either by hand painting or stamping them with paint. We watched the whole process but were also given hand-outs describing the process, by the people at Nadisuari Batik Collection.
- Making the design on the white material
- copying an original design
- or by creating directly without copying original
- Covering designs with wax on both sides
- Filling the designs with Ornaments and small dots
- Covering some special part of the design to get a second color
- Covering some special part of the design to get a third color
- Dyeing the first color
- Scraping some parts of the wax to get the second color by using a kind of knife. Omitting all the wax by putting the material in boiling water so that there are two colors, blue and white
- Covering some parts of the design where are dots to them (after fifth processing, we usually put dots on the lines of the design to make them nicer).
- Dyeing for the second color, we can dye this many times if we want some more color
- Omitting the wax by putting the material in boiling water
- Washing if the material is clean then we dry this in shade. (Traditional color are usually blue, brown, light yellow. It is to be live symbol).
p.s. please don’t shoot me for the wording and spelling, taken straight from the pamphlet.
Interesting – and they are very good at this.
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