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Indonesian Handcrafted Batik Rayon Scarf - Cranberry -

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Handcrafted Batik Rayon Scarf - Cranberry

$ 14.00

This handmade scarf is batik dyed by women of Indonesia. A soft rayon dyed in a rich Cranberry with soft shades of cream. These scarves are fun and can even be worn just over a t-shirt for interest and color.  All year round wear. Rayon is a natural based fabric very similar to Bamboo, made from wood-pulp. Wonderful unique, handcrafted gifts sure to be appreciated.

  • Size:  14" x 56" plus fringe
  • Color:  Cranberry with shades of Cream
  • Design:  Batik
  • Contents:  100% Rayon
  • Care:  Hand wash in cool water with gentle soap and line dry. If want to iron, always iron inside out or cover with cloth on right side so no shine will appear. Works best when a little damp
  • Handcrafted by Women of Indonesia under Fair Trade Practice

What is Batik:

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 originates from the 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 colour. 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.

Contemporary batik, while owing much to the past, is markedly different from the more traditional and formal styles. For example, the artist may use etching, discharge dyeing, stencils, different tools for waxing and dyeing, wax recipes with different resist values and work with silk, cotton, wool, leather, paper or even wood and ceramics.  Batik is historically the most expressive and subtle of the resist methods. The ever widening range of techniques available offers the artist the opportunity to explore a unique process in a flexible and exciting way.

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