Friday, July 25, 2014

Our trip to the Batik factory

The Batik factory is where they put patterns on fabric by hand. It was very interesting to watch the procedure as the ladies painted the stain on the  fabric. They started with white cloth and died it blue. There was an older gentleman  who stamped a pattern on with wax. This controlled the stain colors in the pattern. then they stained the different areas different colors after which they removed the wax and everything was outlined in blue. They will use a maximum of four colors. It is a labor intensive process but the results are beautiful. Fascinating to watch.

Hand staining a bolt of fabric

Very colorful

The flowers are drawn in wax before they start staining.

The factory

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