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Batik Robe

AUD $180.00 AUD $144.00

This incredible robe jacket is made from hand drawn batik tulis in Pekalongan, north coast of Central Java.  Completely unique, it features birds and flowers intricately detailed.

Premium 100% cotton

Length 103cm, 120cm sleeve-to-sleeve

Other styles are made-to-order, all enquiries welcome

1 in stock

Categories: , SKU: BSSD-1-2-1-1-4

Description

Tulis is the premium style of batik where the entire design is applied by hand using a tool called a canting (pronounced chanting). It is a pen-like instrument made from a small copper reservoir with a spout on a wooden handle. The reservoir holds the hot wax which flows through the spout.

The cloth is then dipped in dye or the colour is painted on. After the cloth is dry the wax is removed by boiling the cloth. The areas treated with wax keep their original colour. This process is repeated as many times depending how many colours are desired. The process can take days or even weeks for more complex designs and colours.

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Additional information

Weight 0.50 kg