Batik has been both an art and a craft 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. While owing much to the past, contemporary batik 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.
Let me introduce you to the Batik store. It’s an online store featuring handmade clothing, accessories (scarves and ties), gifts, souvenirs and house-holds. What I like about their products is that they are handmade. I mentioned that earlier didn’t I ? Well … I had to say it again because handmade products usually have a very high quality.
I won’t describe any of their products now so I won’t spoil the surprise but I have to tell you I came across some very interesting picture frames, notepads and pouches all for as low as $5.
They have some good tips on working with batik fabrics on their batik blog.
If you want to have some unique clothing in your closet don’t hesitate to make an order. You can also get 10% off if you use the coupon code: crafty.