Batik Print


Batik, meaning resistant print , has started from Javeh islands in Indonesia.
The natural paints, having been discovered, people found out that they could prevent from penetrating paints into coth by sowing or knotting the cloth and therefore make a premier design on it.However, the most ancient method of batik print has been derived from Indochina which dates back to the sixth or seventh AC.The first cloth, having such characteristics ,have been found in caves and and pharaohs graves in Egypt, which indicates the existence of this print in ancient Egypt.
According to the documents discovered recently, silk threads have been transported from China to Iran since 1500 to 2500 BC.
In the mean time , Osku town , on the way to Tabriz Kandovan Osku, is the center to produce batik silken cloth.
How to make batik print in brief:
We first emboss hot vax with special frames or stamps on the white cloth, then the cloth is taken whole into paint and in this way the used vax prevents the paint from penetrating into cloth and the designs. At this stage, the cloth is taken out of the paint, rinsed and dried. Now the cloth should be washed in warm oil to separate the vax from the cloth and to make the designs visible. We now put the cloth in the open air to cause the oil to evaporate. Then we wash it with soap and warp water. Now it is time to iron the cloth.