One of our frequently asked questions is “what is batik fabric?” We love using these unique cottons that are often fair trade from sources spanning the globe. They are usually very colorful and vibrant in their patterning. This makes them very visually interesting.
The official definition of “batik” is that it is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth or cloth made using this technique. Originating in Indonesia, batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a tjanting or by printing the resist with a stamp.
Enjoy this video demonstrating the process —
And these are details of some of our clergy stoles featuring batik fabrics …
You can see why we love these fabrics! They are full of life in their designs and color ways. See our entire inventory here or email us with questions - jenny.gallo@CarrotTopStudio.com .