Lines & Dots Designs

Textiles hand-dyed in the batik tradition.

The History of Batik

Batik is an ancient practice from indonesia in which wax is painted onto the fabric before dye is applied. After the dying, the cloth may be rid of wax and the process repeated allowing for very complex designs of many colors to be achieved.


A small funnel with a handle is used to draw hot wax from a bowl and slowly apply it to the fabric. Both Silk and cotton are often used in Batik.

The dye is a highly concentrated liquid which can either be used to submerge the silk, or more frequently is painted on after the wax has been applied.