Friday, October 14, 2011

Great Batik Art

I know pilows are pillows but this Batik items are like the art, SisterBatic makes it. Look at yourself how energetic and lively they are! I really like them. And do you know what is Batik method?


And also you can win Batik birds in a giveaway post here!







Information on Batik from The Batik Guild

"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 practised 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 tikand 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 colour. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful 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.
Batik is historically the most expressive and subtle of the resist methods. The ever widening range of techniques available offers the artist the opportunity to explore a unique process in a flexible and exciting way."

6 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love batik...have since we did it in art class in high school.

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  2. Thank you for shining light on my pillows : )

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  3. These pillows are so pretty! I love Batik, I took an art class in college and we actually did a project using this method. Very unique! xo

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  4. just love the last piece with gold and pink! xoxo

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  5. very anthropology. sooo beautiful!

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