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Batik on Silk

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Caroline Lawless

on 7 May 2013

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Transcript of Batik on Silk

method of hand printing on fabric by covering with removable wax the parts that will not be dyed. Batik History of Batik Java, Indonesia Process of batik... 1. Prepare silk (cut, soak 5 minutes, and dry)
2. Build lattice support while drying, then iron and glue seam of silk)
3. Measure tissue paper to scarf.
4. Draw design on tissue paper.
5. Silk on top of design and trace with pencil.
6. Use wax to trace your design, take your time.
7. Carefully stretch silk on lattice support.
8. Paint dye with brush, this can be time consuming depending on the detail of your design.
9. Silk boiled to remove wax and then hung to dry.
http://www.dreamluxe.com/dreamluxesilkscarfprocess.html Batik gained most of its development in Indonesia. Batik comes from the Indonesian word "tik" (meaning dot) and the Javanese word "amba" (to write). The craft of batik in Indonesia dates back to the tenth century. first a past time of the rich ladies, later developed to one of the six "high arts" of the Javanese culture, a way to develop spiritual discipline
It is said that when an artisan created a batik, the design is not only fixed on the fabric but is a design more deeply engraved on the soul of that artisan o -Kawung, four ovals or ellipses, said to represent the kapok fruit, arranged like the petals of a flower and repeated geometrically. -Parang (“ragged rock,” or “chopping knife”) diagonal stripes running across the fabric. -Tjeplok is a continuous symmetrical pattern composed of stars, crosses or rosettes which form circles or squares. Remember! Care, Technique, and Time will MAKE these scarves
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