My husband and I went to Indonesia for our honeymoon and had a wonderful time eating the foods of the area and wandering around in the various marketplaces. I saw several signs advertising something called batik, and wondered to myself what is batik. I asked one of the vendors at the market and she showed me some beautiful fabric with some incredible designs. She told me that the designs are made with different waxes and dyes. The fabric involved is usually silk or cotton, and they felt so luxurious. I’m a purse designer by trade, and I fell in love with the fabrics. Usually I work in leather or course canvas, so feeling the tightly woven silk and cotton was wonderful. I ended up buying several different patterns of fabric to take home and work with. Now some of my batik totes are among the most popular of my designs.
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