Many people adore batik fabrics, but few understand them properly. This article is not intended as an in depth discussion on this material. It is intended to give you some interesting things about the material. For example, it is a fact that in Indonesia this is much more than a clothe, but more on that later.
One of the things you should know about this material is how to wash it. If you go about it like other normal ones, you can easily ruin it. What makes this material special is the way in which it is made. If you handle them wrongly, the colors will fade and and your clothes will generally be dull.
The best method of washing this material is the hand method. Machine washing them is a sure way to ruin them. After you are done washing them, do not press or squeeze the water out of them. To rinse them, simply dip the clothes in clean water and take them out. If you must squeeze, use a towel and do it gently. When dry, do not iron.
Another thing to know is that the material is very popular in Indonesia. For a long time, this had been a favorite materials for making clothes for Indonesians. However, it gained great prominence after independence. It was adopted by the majority of the population as a sign of defiance to their former colonial masters.
This did not last long, however, because the reason for this preference did not last long. Many people, most of them young, did not think that there was need for this defiance any more. The reasoning was that there was no more need for this defiance. However, it is still favored by many people.
Currently, batik fabrics are much more than clothe materials. In many places, it has been developed into an art. Many cultures can claim it to be their cultural material. The uses to which this material can be put is varied. However, if you like it you can still go ahead and use it in any way you like.
There are many patterns in which the materials can be made. This all depends on what a person likes. There are many places from which can choose the material. There are even online stores from which you can buy them. There are even discounts that you can be given at these stores.
All over the world, people love different things. In fact, this is what makes the world interesting. If the world was all the same, it would be a boring place indeed. This fact makes the fabric to be designed in many difference clothes, some of them you might not even realize are batiks.
Batik fabrics are sometimes called with different names, depending on how it is called. For example, when it is designed without using the wax but with the pattern, it is called a batik print. In fact, this is often used as a way to reduce the cost of manufacturing the material. The practice is fast gaining popularity all over the globe.