Monday, May 4, 2015

Beautiful Batik craft of India

India is a country of arts and crafts, here many arts and crafts are present, and also many unique techniques of crafts manufacturing are present, one of the best technique is “Batik”.  Batik is a dyeing technique, through which many good crafts are produced. The batik dyeing is a very good dyeing technique, which is a wax-resist dyeing technique, applied to the whole cloth. Basically Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool. This spouted tool is called a canting. Or the printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. Through this process very good cloths are produced, which are very much appreciated by people of India and also these are very much famous in various countries like USA, UK, Australia, Japan and many more.

The process of batik craft is, the fabric are painted with molten wax and then dyed in cold dyes after which the cloth is washed in hot water. Through this the wax melts and the pattern emerges. The effect of this resist technique is soft and subdued and the outlines are not clearly defined, so weavers using this technique for making good cloths.

Famous Indian Batik Crafts
The technique of producing the batik is: at first, a cloth is washed properly, and then the cloth was soaked and beaten with a large mallet. After that by using pencil patterns are drawn on the cloth and later redrawn by using hot wax, usually hot wax is made from a mixture of paraffin or bees wax. Sometimes the hot wax was mixed with plant resins, which causes as a dye-resist for these cloths. The wax can be applied by using a variety of simple and effective tools.

This batik crafts are also seen in some other countries like Nigeria, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. In these countries very beautiful products of the batik art are found and also these countries transport these products to other European and American countries.  

Now in current scenario India also exporting very beautiful batik products to various countries, this helps in development of the economic status of the country. After the invention of online shopping technology it becomes very easy for exporters for exporting various products to various countries.

So these are some discussion about the beautiful “batik” dyeing technique of India.  

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