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What is batik used for?


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Answered 2011-06-08 16:15:50

Batik is a decorative art form used on fabric.

How it's done

- A design is painted on untreated fabric using melted wax as a "resist" and the fabric is then dyed.

- If multiple colours are required, more wax is added and the fabric is re-dyed. This can be done many times for a multi-coloured fabric, starting with the lightest colours and dyeing darker colours over them.

- Finally the fabric is heated, to remove the wax and laundered, sometimes more than once before the fabric is made into clothing and/or decorative items.

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