Re discover traditional indian folk art!
Batik translates to 'wax writing', 'to dot', or 'drawing with a broken line'. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. When the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas makes the pattern. It is a three-stage process of waxing, dyeing and de-waxing multiple times in order to achieve a desired design. The characteristic effects of batik are the fine cracks that appear in the wax, which allow small amounts of the dye to seep in. The history of Indian batik can be traced as far back as 2000 years. The revival of batik in India began in the 20th century when it was introduced as a subject to study at the famous University of Shantiniketan in Kolkata.
Batik art on fabric.
Art: Ajanta lady with mirror .
There may be subtle differences in color and art motif between the image displayed and actual piece.
CARE INSTRUCTIONS: Batik art is made on 100% cotton and creases and folds can be straightened by ironing it at low temperatures. Do not wash as color might fade.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The art will reach you unframed and packed flat.