MATERIALAND METHOD(OVERVIEW)Asalready described, batik is a resist dyeing technique, wherein the wax isapplied onto the fabric and it is then dyed.
The area where the wax is appliedremains undyed i.e., the wax resists the colour penetration in that particulararea.Itis a quite interesting process, where we can get unexpected designs andeffects.Batikis done in many ways, such as: the wax is applied on to the complete fabric andthen it is dyed or the other way is; wax can be applied only on the design thathas been made on the cloth and then it can be dyed. That way a cloth can beadorned with different types of ‘batik cracks’.
Thecloth can be dyed not only in one colour but also in multiple colours, but weneed to keep the ‘light to dark sequence’ of the colours in mind. Multiplecolour effect is also quite appealing and visually pleasant.Thereare various motifs that are quite liked by the people. The golden thread andbead motif is one of them. They bring out the beauty and ethnicity if correctlyplaced in a design.MATERIALS REQUIREDv Cotton Fabric:Thebest results of doing Batik, is achieved on cotton or silk.
The main purpose ofchoosing cotton fabric for batik work is, its comfortablity and its brightcolour, which will give the garment a beautiful lookv Wax:Toresist the colour dye to penetrate into the fabric, a mixture of Paraffin waxand Bee’s wax (25%) is used.v Dyes:Desiredcolour dyes are required for the Batik work.METHODThewhole procedure of the study was divided into following categories:v Secondarydata was collected on batik and Rajasthani motifs through internet andmagazines.v Themeboard was prepared on these two topics.
v 17illustrations based on these topics were made, and only one was selected forgarment construction. Selection of the design was based on look.v Photoshootand evaluation of the garment was done.
PREPARATION OF THEGARMENTv Firstly,the wax (mixture of paraffin and bee’s wax) was applied on 2.5 meters, yellowdyed cotton fabric.v Afterthe wax got dried, it was gently crushed and was then dipped into black colour.v Because,the wax had cracks, the black colour penetrated and formed crack line design onthe yellow dyed fabric.v Afterall of it dried, the wax was taken out of the fabric by submerging the wholefabric into the boiling water.v Toprepare a fitted garment, the measurements were taken and pattern was cut.v Oncethe pattern was cut, the cutting of the kurti was also done and it was thenstitched together.v Afterthe garment was constructed, the Rajasthani motifs were attached to it,according to the illustrated design.v Thestole was then embroidered to pair it up with the kurti.