Sunday, 6 March 2016

Hand-stamped Batik on My Etsy Shop

Most of the batiks on my Etsy shop are hand-stamped.

Not a few think that hand-stamped batiks are not handmade or hand-crafted, which is incorrect. Hand-stamped batiks are so handmade. It does not involve machinery and it requires a lot of time to make.

The difference between hand-drawn and hand-stamped is when applying pattern on the cloth. With hand-stamped batiks, patterns are made by hand with a copper printing block dipped in hot wax. This process speeds up the whole process of making batik. The dyeing is done by hand too.

Most hand-stamped batiks have contemporary designs. Some have traditional designs.

My favorite hand-stamped batiks are the ones from the North Coast of West Java Island, Indonesia. The prints are really cute and quite modern. And they are so colorful and yet simple. Some of the hand-stamped batiks on my shop also come from the North Coast of Central Java. I love those too. 

These batiks are perfect for any sewing projects. They're cotton and very comfortable for spring and summer clothing.

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