Sunday, January 23, 2011

Techniques of the Batik Art 蜡染艺术的技巧 ...


Penang Batik Factory 
槟城巴迪蠟染布厂 ...

Teluk Bahang, Penang
槟城巴漢海灣 ...



The technique of the Batik Making is a demanding one especially the
ones which are hand made and hand painted ...



Any tool that can efficiently transfer hot wax from a container to the fabric 
will serve to produce a design on the cloth when it is dyed. 
At the simplest level, a lighted candle can be used to distribute 
drops of melted wax on the fabric ...



The hand-drawn batiks are the most exclusive ones, but most are done
using tools like these with different patterns ...



Hot wax is therefore one of the main Ingredients of batik making ...



The basic process of batik is simple. It seems simple as it consists of permeating
an area of fabric with hot wax so that the wax resists the penetration of dye ...
I remember when we were in high school, one of our project was creating
a batik using a lighted candle, the wax is really hot and no mistakes 
allowed as once the cloth is waxed, you cannot change it ...



So when all the tools are ready, the process begins with a piece of white cloth,
such as bleached cotton, linen, or silk, 
then whichever area the hot wax applied will remain white in the final design. 
The cloth is then dipped in a dye bath before the final hand-painting of colors ...



These are the techniques of Batik Art ...

10 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Nice serie and good compositions,
well done Wong.

Greetings, Joop

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

La foto estupenda... la manera de trabajar las decoraciones mejor todavía.


Saludos y un abrazo.

Bob Bushell said...

Batik is a beautiful thing to do, I love the way you have done it by photos, really fantastic.

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting! I learned something with your documentary photos, Wong!

Eyeliquor said...

LIKE!
Thank you Wong!
Wishing you a nice new week to come :)

Arianna said...

I studied Batik at Art School, one of the several ways of painting...good sunday, Arianna!

Birdman said...

... and today the artist too. Cool closeups. I like that first one.

Martina Cardemyr said...

Very interesting pictures! Nice work!

Isabel said...

Very nice story and photos!

Laura.M said...

Interesante manera de pintar las telas.
Saludos.Laura