Batik is a wax-resist dyeing process applied to the finished textile. Batik is either created by hand drawing with a sprouted tool called ‘canting’, or by printing the melted wax with a handmade copper stamp. The wax blocks the dyestuff to penetrate into the textile. Then the cloth is dipped piece by piece multiple times in natural indigo by hand to achieve the deep indigo colour. To remove the printed wax, the cloth is boiled in hot water. Once the wax is removed the printed areas regain their raw colour and the artwork appears on the textile.
Natural Indigo Dye
To get a deep dark blue colour, the scarf is dipped about 10 to 20 times in a vat of indigo. The more the scarf is dipped in the natural indigo, the darker the blue colour will get. During the dyeing process, no chemicals are added. General wear, use and wash will fade the colour and each product will gain its unique appearance by time.
The silk yarns give the scarf a nice subtle shine and soft hand feel.
Length 200cm, width 58cm, tassels, 100% silk, handcrafted in Indonesia. (This article is hand woven, manually dyed and washed after crafting; the length, width and colour of each item may vary and differ)