PM Mr Modi on Handloom Day Launch
PM Mr Modi on Handloom Day Launch
Batik

Batik

Batik is a process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed areas keep their original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas gives the pattern. The history of Indian batik can be traced as far back as 2000 years. The characteristic effects of the batik are the fine cracks that appears in the wax, which allow small amounts of the dye to seep in. Batik wax exercises an important function in the process of batik printing. Proper usage of wax results into an impeccable batik work. 30 per cent beeswax and 70 per cent paraffin wax are generally applied. The common batik fabrics that make for excellent batik prints are cambric, poplin, voiles, and pure silk are used. .

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