"You will only find traditional hand waxed batik at Batik Winotosastro. We are committed to preserving our cultural heritage, not as in a museum, but as a living art form. Not only the patterns themselves, but the actual process of waxing and dyeing the cloth by hand. Batik Winotosastro is honored to be a part of an ancient history as 5th generation traditional batik makers in the royal court city of Yogyakarta.."
- Batik Winotosastro
Batik is being made with three methods. With Canting the wax is applied to the cloth by using a kind of pen with a copper container on a wooden handle.With Cap wax is printed on the cloth with a copper stamp. Making the Cap, copper stamp, is an artform on its own. Sometimes Canting and Cap are combined in making a Batik cloth. Last technique is coloring by hand, or applying 'dye proof' materials by hand (or with a small stick, like with 'sticky rice Batiks'. A kind of pudding of rice is applied on a cloth during a ritual. More about this in my blogpost about "kleefrijstbatiks".