The process of making batik fabrics is fascinating, and not at all what we imagined it to be. While we knew they were hand made, we never realized how time and labor intensive the dying process is. The following video shows every step, and makes us appreciate these gorgeous fabrics even more than we already did.
Lengths of 15 yards (one bolt) are dyed at a time. Several steps are required to achieve the richly colored fabrics you’ll find at your fabric store.
We admire how the skillful workers are able to produce consistent results from bolt to bolt. The working conditions surprised us (not in a good way), and we really appreciate their hard work. Batik fabrics seem even more precious after seeing this video.
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