The Process of Making Batik - Step 4 | A Natural State

Arianne finishes her piece with her "signature," an application of indigo dye that creates the blacks and deep blues of her work. A finished batik is rich with patterns, dark and light colors, and other details, all trapped within multiple layers of wax. A hot iron or boiling water removes the wax layers, revealing an ornately decorated fabric suitable for garments, furniture, pillow cases, African robes, or framing.