In the depth of ocean you can find amazing creatures, so fragile, yet strong.
This batik was made on 100% cotton fabric. First, it was drawnwith wax using a tjanting (traditional batik tool). Then the first layer of fiber resist dye is applied and then coverd with wax. This process is repeated with each new color, until the whole piece is complete.
Fiber resist dyes form long lasting bonds with the fibers in the fabric and become an integral part of the fabric.
The final step in batik paiting is cracking. The whole piece is covered with a mix of beeswax and parafin, then crumpled and a contrasting dye is applied to the breaks in the parafin. Then all the wax is removed with heat. Cracking adds a level of complexity and gives an unpredictable twist to the original design.
This artwork is shipped rolled in a tube to keep shipping costs from Canary Islands at a reasonable rate. It sold unframed so you can choose the frame that best fit your home decor.
Note: Images in context are not to scale and are for display purposes only.
*** International Buyers*** Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price nor in shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. You can check the duty and tax DutyCalculator.com. It is possible also to send the artwork as 'Delivery Duty Paid'.
cotton fabric, water soluble dyes, bee wax, parafin