Small Purple Flower of Life Batik Tapestry - 20” by 20”
This Flower of Life Tapestry is hand batik-ed in rich rainbow colors with white accents. This tapestry has a cord for convenient tying. Batik-ed on rayon and can be used inside or out and will lively up any home, campsite, garden or shakedown party!
Measures: 20" by 20"
Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practiced for centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made there.
The word batik is from Javanese tik and means “to dot”.
To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colorful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready for wearing or showing.