|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 world now.
|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 ceramics.
|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 following
(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.
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