My aunt is an art teacher and taught me an amazing art technique called batik, from Indonesia. I’ve actually seen batik patterns before, but I never knew how they were made. It’s a pretty incredible process, and now whenever I see someone wearing batik indonesia clothing, it makes me think of how they’re made.
First, designs are painted on the fabric in wax. The fabric is then dyed. When the wax is then removed, it leaves a pattern where it was, because the dye couldn’t get there. This process is repeated several more times until the artist feels satisfied.
I have to admit, even though I know the process, I am not much of an artist and will probably not try it myself. It is still pretty amazing to know just how it’s made, and I enjoy telling people about it whenever I see somebody in public wearing some batik.
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