On Batik

This is an earthy looking Khadi (Indian home-spun) Batik silk sari that I purchased in the Khadi store in Hazratgunj, Lucknow. Wore it for the first time today and was very pleased because it’s light and easy to drape (was very affordable too). Had purchased some authentic tribal brass jewelry in the “Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts” in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, long ago, wore them with this sariĀ  šŸ˜‰

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to cloth. A tradition of making batik is found in various countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Nigeria; however, Indonesian Batik is the best-known.

The last time I went to Singapore, I purchased some Indonesian Batik (in Mustafas in Little India, that has an amazing collection), and got them tailored into pants.

If you would like to know more about it, checkĀ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batik

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