Monday, November 3, 2008
lately on some of my thrifting sprees I have come across the most beautiful eastern batik prints. Every time I spot one I have to grab it because they remind me so much of Marni prints. I am fascinated by the dye process and the saturation of the colors...here is the actual definition.
Batik (pronunciation: [ˈba.teʔ], but often, in English, is [ˈbæ.tɪk] or [bəˈtiːk]) is a wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. Batik is found in several countries of West Africa, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali, and in Asia, such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. However, it is in Indonesia that it is considered a national art form.