BATIK TECH­NIQUES

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01 CANTING TECH­NIQUE

Bet­ter known as batik­lukis (draw­ing batik), the pat­tern is drawn onto a piece of fab­ric us­ing the canting –a pen­like pod with a nar­row spout that al­lows hot wax to flow out. The fab­ric is then coloured with broad strokes of the brush where the dye seeps across the fab­ric. The wax ap­plied onto the fab­ric acts as a bar­rier that stops the colours from bleed­ing to­gether.

BLOCK 02 TECH­NIQUE

This is amongst the ear­li­est tech­nique known in Malaysian batik-mak­ing and also known as batik­blok or batik­cop. A wooden or metal block is used to stamp pat­terns onto a white cot­ton cloth that cre­ates beau­ti­fully in­tri­cate pat­terns.

03 SILK- SCREEN TECH­NIQUE

This process in­volves the use of polyester screens of vary­ing mo­tifs stretched out onto a white piece of fab­ric fol­lowed by colour ap­pli­ca­tion. The final de­sign is ac­quired by ap­ply­ing each screen pat­tern one by one and the fab­ric is known as

batik­sten­sil or batik­skrin.

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