Batik cushion with Innergreen insert
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Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries.
To make a batik, selected areas of the cloth are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the cloth is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour. This process of waxing and dyeing can be repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs. After the final dyeing the wax is removed and the cloth is ready for wearing or showing.
Each batik product is a unique original. No patterns are used. Therefore, the design of each batik product depends upon the artisan who makes it. Because it is naturally dyed, we recommend hand wash individually in cold water to minimize bleeding.
By buying this product, you are enabling a remote and needy group of Hmong women to continue a traditional Hmong skill and make a respectable living.
*Cushion insert made by Innergreen, an Australian company that manufactures eco-friendly and high quality cushion inserts using recycled water bottles.
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