Post by Zaid.

Batik is a resist dyeing method, and style of decoration or pattern on cloth.  It is done by covering specific areas with the insulating material (wax) from the cloth dye, so that after dyeing the cloth is protected by the insulating material, leaving your original fabric color.

This is an explanation of how to make batik: –
The first step is to prepare a piece of work by the batik method, which consists of three colors white, red and blue in varying degrees.  First we dye the piece completely white. The second step is to put wax on the white color in different parts of the piece. the purpose is to isolate the color to be the first inscription the piece (taking into account the required spaces dyeing the red where it should be kept covered with wax, so as not to mix red color with blue so the color violet) after that we dyeing blue, then put the wax on the blue again, and dyeing for the second time in the same color and the color blue, which will produce a little darker than the first, and then put wax for the third time and dyeing blue, and we will get a dark blue color more, and in the fourth time we put wax and dyeing blue to get very dark blue color, in this way we get four degrees in blue.  Then put the piece in hot water to wash away the wax entirely of piece, then we put wax again on all over the piece except for the white space so that we dyeing the red color, after completion of the dyeing, we put the piece in hot water again to remove wax completely. And get a nice piece made of batik.
As in the pictures

Final form of the dye cloth by batik

Drawing a simple explanation to make batik

For more information about the batik making you can visit this site: -


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