What is Batik?
Batik is a cloth which is traditionally made using manual wax-resist painting technique.
Indonesia is the cradle of the Batik cloths, they are here for centuries made according to a traditional and complex process which is highly labour-intensive.
The first step to create the Batik cloth is to design a pattern, then the pattern using a special tool, the Tamang, on the cloth "stencilled". The wax is using a Canting (a tool with a "spout" and a reservoir where the enters was) on the desired patterns. Was working as a barrier to the dyes and ensures that the fabric during the dyeing process no color, this process is repeated several times until the desired colors and patterns are obtained. The wax is during the process several times by means of hot water removed.
Nowadays there are also modern methods, such as using a batik stamp. With the batik stamp is stamped the pattern directly on the fabric. The batik stamp is made by hand and is made of copper.
Indonesian batik artists are known as the best batik cherry of the world. Fortunately, this technique is still passed to the younger generation.
Tie-dye is a paint technique for textiles.
By means of binding and buttons of the substance is a pattern on the fabric.
Then the fabric is first soaked with water, possibly mixed with soda. The following are parts of the substance in paint.
The paint can be on certain parts of the fabric not attach because the water-soaked fabric firmly knotted or tied together.
To join by the clothing, and then in different paint colors to baptisms can spiral patterns.