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Batik work is the art of using wax on fabric when dyeing in order to avoid dyeing a certain section of the fabric. The material usually used is cotton as it captures the dyes without fading much with use.
The wax is dripped in a pattern or design using a spouted tool called a canting, or printed in preset design using a copper stamp called a cap. A stiff brush is used to apply the wax for larger patterns. The material is then immersed in dye and the wax is removed with boiling water afterward.
This leaves the waxed area a different color in comparison to the dyed area. The process is repeated with different areas being waxed and dyes of different shades for complex multicolored designs. The designs are usually very colorful and unique.
In its purest form batik is a method of decorating a piece of cloth by creating pattern on it with wax and coloring rest of the piece of cloth, creating a vibrant mosaic with colored and uncolored areas.