Batik is a traditional method of dyeing textiles with patterns, called the wax resist dyeing technique. The applied wax resists dyes to allow the artisan to color by soaking the cloth to one color, removing the wax with boiling water and repeating for multiple colors. Batik is made with either a tjanting (a spouted tool) or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.
Buddha here sits with the long browed eyes closed in meditation and mouth full and red in absolute calmness with the hairs coiled up together and the long earlobes hang freely. Left hand holds a pot and right in vitarka mudra to transmit his teachings. The brown evenly pleated robe hangs loose on his shoulders and flows down in absolute smoothness with the lucid skin in complete contrast to the powerful aureole that seems to emit strong waves of enlightenment and the lower base in stylized alternate striations of red and a blend of purple and white. This divine Batik painting is created with many days’ hardwork and patience to make it reach the perfection.
BATIK PAINTING ON COTTON
60 INCH X 70 INCH