Shop at iTokri for the best handloom fabrics for sarees and other outfits. Artisans handwoven using materials like Sambalpuri ikat fabrics, Ajrak shawls, Banarasi silk, Modal silk fabrics, cotton, etc. At iTokri, the finest and high-quality handmade saris and handloom outfits like Kurtis, tees, dupattas, and scarves are sold online at the best prices. From Rajasthani fabrics and Bomkai silk saris to Shibori tie-dye sarees, iTokri is the perfect place for online shopping for the best handloom fabrics. These gorgeous handloom fabrics’ mesmerizing look and authenticity are readily available to ship internationally at Itokri, the best online store for Indian saris, and handloom fabrics and handmade crafts made by Indian artisans. And you can also check out other beautiful handmade items like patchwork cushion covers or paper mache figurines with Madhubani painting to give your room an exquisite feel of Indian art and crafts. Also, check out handmade jewelry like the famous and gorgeous Patwa jewelry and the collection of paper mache jewelry and traditional nose rings and toe ring collection from iTokri.
Some of the frequently asked questions are:
1. What is Batik Printing?
Batik printing is a traditional form of dyeing fabric that involves a wax-resist dyeing technique where parts of the cloth are covered with a special wax using a brush or canting. The material is then dyed, thus leaving behind a pattern where the resin was painted on. It has been used for centuries in India and Indonesia, where it is said to have originated. In addition, batik prints have been acknowledged as a traditional form of fabric painting of cultural importance in multiple Asian countries like India, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, etc.
2. What is the process of Batik printing?
Batik printing is a manual process and is a form of artwork done on textile surfaces to get different patterns.
Batik printing involves applying wax by brush to the fabric in pattern-making lines or dots. The material is then dyed or dipped in color, thus leaving behind a design on the dyed piece of fabric. The technique developed with the discovery of the copper stamped batik, where the resist is printed with the copper stamp called a cap, which made the process faster.
3. Why is Batik printing so famous?
Batik prints have been recognized worldwide for their importance to Asian art and culture. In Indonesia, every region has its own separate Batik characteristic design representing that region and its philosophy and pride. The motifs even have cultural importance and uniqueness that vary for each local culture. A batik is an ancient form of art as evidence of its existence has been found in ancient Egypt, Peru, and Europe. Even though the process of Batik can get tedious and time-consuming, artisans still prefer to use the traditional method to create Batik prints to preserve their authenticity and as the final designs are all unique.