In this category you will find our selection of fabulously colored hand dyed batik fabrics from the best manufacturers.
Batik is a Javanese word that can be derived from amba ("write") and titik ("period"). The dyeing process of batik fabrics is a dyeing technique using a wax coating. Wax patterns are applied to the fabric and then dyed with dyes. The fabric is then soaked in boiling water to remove the wax. The whole process can be repeated many times and dyed with different colors. Although batik fabrics are most associated with Java, they are also produced in other Indonesian islands such as Bali and the Tonga archipelago.
The cotton fabric used for dyeing has a lower weight (approx. 110 g / m2) than the typical patchwork fabric, but it is also densely woven. Robert Kaufman batiks are produced on a very soft cotton fabric made of combed cotton.