Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Batik Factory @Penang 9April2011

Observing artists at work in the batik factory.

One was drawing onto the cloth with a pencil, a few were painting and another was hand stamping.

Step 1: Dip stamper with desired pattern into molten wax. Leave the stamper in the wax for a few seconds. Shake off excess wax.Step 2: Press down the stamper onto a white cloth. Starting from the bottom left hand side of the cloth, moving upwards. Repeat both steps. The wax dried almost instantly. This man worked with such precision, using just his fist for measurement. JY examining the fine details.Finished product.

The dye was still wet and the boys were warned not to touch. Lots of ways to tie the sarong.

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