Tuesday, March 20, 2012

How Batik Fabric is made

                  How Batik is made.                      

I thought I would show you some shots of
the process of making batik.

The fabric is pre dyed with base colour and then stamped with hot wax.
In these photo's the Balinese men are applying the hot wax in different patterns.
When the next colour dye is applied it will only penetrate the fabric where there is no wax.
The fabric is then boiled to remove the wax.
Sometimes this is done more than once to produce beautiful fabric.
As it is a hand process there is never two pieces of fabric exactly the same even in a 1 yard piece you will get variations in colour and design.

This is the beauty of Bali Batik.


  1. Have wondered how it was made.
    Thank you Lesley.

  2. Great post Nan! Can't wait to see some of the new fabrics from your trip!