Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Guitar in Sea Major - handmade batik wall hanging by EMEK


The Faded Line has put a few more of these very popular EMEK Batik's up for sale. Only 100 were made and they are signed by EMEK.

Each batik is hand painted and numbered - approx 68" x 45". No two batiks are the same! In addition to a wall hanging, some people frame batiks or even wear as a sarong. Limit two per order.

The word batik (pronounced Bateek) means "wax written" and this is basically what batik is. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed area keeps its original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed area makes the pattern. Big, bold designs in bright colors are most striking.

The fabric is 100% Indonesian rayon. Made from natural plant cellulose (in this case coconut fiber). The fiber is put through a process using alkaline, making into a woven fiber. It makes for a good durable textile. There are many different qualities of rayon and we only work with the highest quality.

The dyes are a colorfast - the same as the dyes used for any textiles. Unfortunately it is not a natural dye; as natural dyes will wear and fade very quickly. However, the dye baths go in to a filtration process being disposed which is a progressive environmental step for the people of Bali. All the dyes are hand blended to get the different shades. Then they are literally painted between the wax lines with paint brushes.

A portion of every sale will go towards new filtration systems. The family who makes each wall hanging by hand is paid very well and hopes you love our product!

The Guitar in Sea Major was originally used on an event poster for the 10,000 Lakes Festival - beautifully illustrated by Emek.

"this one is going on my sons wall for sure" - Emek

Buy it at The Faded Line

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