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Kalamkari painting is an arduous process of dyeing and hand printing. Several stages of washing and treatment to the fabric prior to the painting and after it, is undergone before the final product is ready.
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The Machilipatnam style having Islamic influence uses more of flora and fauna as themes in its work. Natural dyes are employed for colours, in Kalamkari, with cotton, silk, crepe http://www.teamseahawksstore.com/women-russell-wilson-seahawks-jersey-sale/ , georgette being the usual fabrics as canvas for this art. Motifs with trees, creepers, flowers, leaves, birds are popular.
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They transfer themes onto fabrics using locally available materials, vegetable and organic dyes. They make use of elementary methods of drawing and tracing on the fabric and then painting on them. The beauty of such art lies in the craftsmanship in fine detailing, right colour combinations http://www.teamseahawksstore.com/women-robert-turbin-seahawks-jersey-sale/ , and extraordinarily neat finish that speaks volumes about their unique skills.
Batik is a process using resists for making designs on a fabric. The resist or physical block prevents desired areas on the fabric from being penetrated by dye. Generally wax is used as a resist in Batik.
The rarer type of Batik is Pen Batik. Fine designs are made on the fabric using Tjanting tools. Molten Wax at a certain temperature is carefully put on the design lines with a Batik dropper pen. The fabric is then dyed in a small tub of prepared colour dye. A lot of care has to be taken since too thin a layer of wax could give way to colour dye through the surface cracks.
Temperature of the wax is normally kept between 200 and 230 degrees. A small tub with hot water is generally preferred to melt away the wax. After the wax has melted away in hot water, a neatly dyed and designed fabric is available.
The copper block developed in Indonesia has revolutionized block printing of designs and intricate patterns en-masse on fabrics which has brought about commercial mass production of batik printed fabrics. Not only is time saved but there is a drastic reduction in the cost of such fabrics.
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