Sheep in the pines


Rs. 2,625


" The evergreen pines awaited the herds of sheep that came passed by every afternoon. The trees and the sheep had no common language for their ancestors had chosen to take different life-forms millions of years ago. However, long before they had decided to take different paths, they had been one. Deep within their DNA's, they remembered how they were all just a clump of energy that would go on to take millions of forms on one blessed planet. Every day when they said hello, the trees and the sheep connected with their common history, all the while cheering for that very same energy that shaped them into beautiful creatures that were playing their parts in this magnificent work of art called Nature.

Batik is a unique dyeing technique that is renowned for the complicated patterns that it produces on different types of fabrics such as cotton and silk. The dyeing process is based on a wax-resist technique where wax is applied on the fabric using pen-like tools. The fabric is dyed in color after the application of wax in certain patterns and then the wax is scraped off to reveal unique designs. This can be done multiple times to create very intricate and complicated patterns of color on the fabric. The application of wax is done using a canting, which is a drawing tool, or a regular printing block. Printing blocks yield simpler patterns of design when compared to the canting.

Dyeing techniques that are very similar to batik date back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, Indian and Japanese civilizations. However, the present day practice of batik dyeing developed in Indonesia. The island of Java is a hub for this art form that is believed to have had has its roots in their ancient tradition. The Indonesian batik was recognized as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Today, this art has been adopted by many countries across the world to produce designs and motifs that are locally relevant.

Length:  6.5 meters ; Width: 47 inches

Blouse Piece: Yes

Wash Care: Dry Wash

Fabric: Cotton Batik

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