The traditional batik process is magic to me. I begin with natural white silk noil cut to the size I want the design in my head to come to life. I sketch that image on the silk with charcoal. Then paint the design with hot wax for the first color. The piece is then submerged into the lightest dye of the piece. The process has many stages of waxing and dyeing to get the finished result. Then I have to iron the wax out.....then it goes into a kerosene bath to remove the excess wax. And voila...it is a raw silk batik for your wall!
This batik is 16”x30”. It may be used as a wall hanging or framed as a painting or print. Some people prefer to mount it between two pieces of glass, then the frame....the wall becomes the matte. Fun batik for a great room.