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Steve Flynn Field Trip assignment 4 02/20/08 Batik is an ancient art of applying paraffin resist and colored dyes to fabric, usually cotton or silk. Batik is commonly found in many parts of the world, and is especially well known for the very detailed and beautiful cloth and wall hangings produced in Indonesia and West Africa. Batik is a time consuming process due to the multiple layers of wax and dye that are successively applied to the fabric. The time I spend on each piece depends on the level of detail, the number of distinct color combinations, and the size of the design. Because wax and dye typically cannot be completely removed once placed on the fabric, a considerable amount of planning is necessary before I begin the design. Even though its exact history is uncertain, fragments of batik’s projected origin dates back to the first century where it was discovered in ancient Egyptian tombs. Evidence of early Batik has also been found all over the Middle East, in India, Central Asia and Africa. By the nineteenth century,
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