HAND-DRAWN BATIK is where the designs are drawn on the fabric with hot liquid wax by using a metal object called CANTING.
What makes hand drawn batik expensive? It's because the production that requires technique, precision, and patience. This is due to the manual process (hand drawn) without using a machine. It is complicated and takes a long time. There are many stages to go through before producing fine quality batik fabrics. Usually, the process takes 6 months, 1 year even 2 years. And even the weather play apart too. If it's is cloudy or rainy, the process can take longer. And the weather will affect the result too.
Silk is the most expensive cloth in the world. The combination of silk fabric that has been known to be expensive with the technical process of making it is hand drawn manually and silk require special treatment make silk hand drawn batik hunted by the executive and collector.
Method : Hand drawn design and waxing
Composition : Silk
Measurement : 4 meter - (L) 157.48 inch x (W) 45 inch
Fabric is already cut and sold by 4 meters.
- Hand washing is recommended mode of cleaning.
- Use lukewarm water with mild, non-alkaline soap or baby shampoo.
- Do not soak the batik for more than 10 minutes.
- do not use chlorine bleach, strong detergent or brighteners.
- Do not wring or twist the batik to squeeze out the water.
- Hang the batik to dry in shady area inside out. Do not put the batik in the dryer or use direct sunlight to dry. doing so can damage the silk fiber and cause fading in colour.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This item is handcrafted, a traditionally hand-drawn textile, where the designs and patterns were entirely made by hands, therefore none of the patterns on this cloth will actually look totally symmetrical or identical with one another. You may find some smudging between design during the waxing process, these results are often the trademark of hand-drawn Batik, particularly on silk, as the silk batik processes are a lot more complex than batik on cotton fabric.