Last Saturday our day started with a trip to the Batik Factory.
The petite young lady standing was our tour guide.
They heat three different waxes together and use the little wooden tool with metal tip to cover those areas of the fabric they do not wish to be dyed. The paint brush can be used on larger areas. This process is done each time a new color is used.
Smaller projects can be completed in a matter of days, while others take months, some even a year.
Above, you can see the procession of colors and how many times the fabrics are dyed to get a final product. Sam stated there was NO WAY he could sit that long to create anything.
Of course, we were then taken upstairs to see all their beautiful handiwork. We bought three pieces which need to be framed and then will go in our bedroom. A map of Sri Lanka.
Sam picked out the peacock.
I seem to have a thing for elephants.
As you can see here ...
... but I'll save that story for another day. Many blessings to you all, Tammy