As physical evolution expanded humans’ intellect, a parallel evolution clouded the poor thing’s common sense. The greenery that was supposed to cradle our existence is now merely confined to pots, as we test the vertical limits of concrete jungles. Is this advancement or just an illusion of it? Whatever it is, some things are like the dance of a rooster caught in a spider web, beautiful as long as it lasts!
This ‘one of a kind’ batik beauty on handloom cotton wraps you in comfort while also making a style statement. Flaunt your love for handlooms and all things artsy with this saree that personifies prettiness!
Batik is a unique dyeing technique that is renowned for the complicated patterns that it produces on different types of fabrics such as cotton and silk. The dyeing process is based on a wax-resist technique where wax is applied on the fabric using pen-like tools. The fabric is dyed in colour after the application of wax in certain patterns and then the wax is scraped off to reveal unique designs. This can be done multiple times to create very intricate and complicated patterns of colour on the fabric. The application of wax is done using a canting, which is a drawing tool, or a regular printing block. Printing blocks yield simpler patterns of design when compared to the canting.
Dyeing techniques that are very similar to batik date back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese civilizations. However, the present day practice of batik dyeing developed in Indonesia. The island of Java is a hub for this art form that is believed to have had has its roots in their ancient tradition. The Indonesian batik was recognised as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Today, this art has been adopted by many countries across the world to produce designs and motifs that are locally relevant.
Blouse piece: Yes, the last picture is the blouse piece
Wash care: Hand wash separately in cold water, with love