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Saka Kidul-Wétan

Ubud Temple courtesy and copyright Michelle Maria
Originally from Egypt as a wrap prior the mummification, batik is very durable and has been adopted and redesigned by many other cultures throughout the world. Often worked on cotton and silk, it rarely is worked with synthetic fibres due to its weak absorbency.

As an ancient form of art, roughly around the ceramic age, early batik has been found all over the Middle East as well as India, Central Asia, and throughout South East Asia.

Rice farmers adorning the batik as a daily wear in humid Indonesia
Rice farmers adorning the batik as a daily wear in humid Indonesia

Batik has more colour fastness than printed fabrics, through the dyeing process the fabric absorbs the colour very well that it rarely fades.

The technique first started out as a decoration for Royalties.

These hand-selected pieces of batik from South East Asia, ideal for your journey as sarongs, or as do-it-yourself pieces for your art collection, are priced per piece in € inclusive of air postage to your address.

They are ready-stitched to be used as sarongs during hot Summer or humid seasons.

Today, striking and intricate patterns can be seen in offices and on formal occasions. Until recently, batik was made for dresses and tailored garments but contemporary batik is brighter in the form of murals, wall hangings, paintings, linens and as fashion accessories.

Designers have recently started incorporating batik into everyday style, not only in Asian countries, but all around the world!

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