|You are probably wondering to yourself, if you
have never been to Indonesia, or other parts of Southeast Asia, what is
batik? Well, batik is an art form very popular in this part of the world,
and its unique and beautiful style is catching on in other parts of the
|Batik is both an art and a craft, which is
becoming more popular and well known in the west as a wonderfully creative
medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has
been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an
ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is
still made there. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and
means to dot.
|To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out
by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The
parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. This
process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colorful
designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready
for wearing or showing.
|Contemporary batik, while owing much to the
past, is markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles.
For example, the artist may use etching, discharge dyeing, stencils,
different tools for waxing and dyeing, wax recipes with different resist
values and work with silk, cotton, wool, leather, paper or even wood and
|Our bed covers, blankets, and pillows follow this same
traditional format, and use a unique blend of cotton and rayon fabrics,
arranged in a stunningly beautiful quilt like pattern. They are machine
washable as well, and bring an elegant, and sophisticated look to any
||Available in the following sizes:
Queen (shown in picture)
|These beautiful and gorgeous bed covers come in the
Black (as shown in picture)
|All of our beautiful bed covers, as well as
matching pillow cases, can also be customized to your own personal style.
Please let us know if you have more questions about this product, and we
will be more than happy to help you.
We also have furniture, wood carvings, metal work, bronze items, pottery items, colorful kites, and miscellaneous items.
Please remember that we can custom design many different handmade Bali crafts to your specifications. To
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