Batik Tye-died Dark Green Tunic Top
Fun always figures into your day with this cool Dark Green, breezy Tunic Top, in a batik fabric splashed with swirls.
Product Description: - Dark Green base color Tunic with abstracts in shades of white all over. - Elegantly tie-died front and back with plain Dark Green Cap sleeves. - Small slit on either side of the hemline. - Pullover styling. - Printed back same as front.
Approx. Product MeasurementsBust: 36". Length: 23 1/2". Shoulders: 13". Sleeves: Short Material : 100% Cotton. Care Instructions :Quick Hand/Machine wash separately in cold water. Line or Tumble Low Dry.. Imported. ** Batik dyed fabric is made from natural colors which can bleed slightly while washing.
Story behind the art :The term: "Batik" is an Indonesian word derived from "titik" or "tik" meaning a little bit or a drop. This refers to the tiny drops of molten wax used on the design to resist the dye. The process involves decorating cloth the by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The roots of Batik are ancient and difficult to trace. No one exactly knows about its origin . But it was near the island of Java and nearby Madura that Batik emerged as one of the great art forms of Asia.
The process: The waxed areas keep their original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas gives the pattern. The art of batik is a three-stage process of waxing, dyeing and dewaxing (removing the wax). There are also several sub-processes like preparing the cloth, tracing the designs, stretching the cloth on the frame, waxing the area of the cloth that does not need dyeing, preparing the dye, dipping the cloth in dye, boiling the cloth to remove wax and washing the cloth in soap.The characteristic effects of the batik are the fine cracks that appears in the wax, which allow small amounts of the dye to seep in. Batik wax exercises an important function in the process of batik printing. Proper usage of wax results into an impeccable batik work. Generally the ratio of 30 per cent beeswax and 70 per cent paraffin wax are applied. During application wax should not be overheated to avoid any fire. The common batik fabrics that make for excellent batik prints are cambric, poplin, voiles, and pure silk. Natural colors derived from barks of trees, leaves, flowers and minerals are used. Today this art is widely used in making paintings,bed spread, clothing and accessories.