PATCHWORK OF BATIK
CULTURE OF JAVA
Arthakusuma, Patchwork of Batik is both an art and a craft which is becoming ever more popular and well known among contemporary artists all over the world as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries.
in many parts of the world including China, Japan, India, South America and Europe.
Batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world. The word batik originates from the Javanese word “tik” which means to dot.
Batik is usually made on a fabric surface (such as cotton, silk, linen, rayon or hemp). The batik also has techniques can also be used on paper, wood, leather and even a ceramic surface.
TECHNICAL FOR PAINTING
To make a batik, selected areas of the design are blocked out by applying hot wax over them. The technical of dye is applied on top and the parts covered in wax resist.
A simple batik may be just one layer of wax and one dye, but this process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated many times if necessary.
After the final dyeing the wax move (usually in hot water) between the cloth is ready for wearing patchwork
Contemporary batik, while owing much to the past, this is a different art from the more traditional and formal styles of the past. The artist may use a wide variety while techniques to apply the wax and the dyes: spraying, etching.