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batik_painting_qd89_lIndian art is a mélange of a lot of different styles of painting originated from varied parts of the country. Indian art has its roots in the antediluvian styles which are prevalent even today. The scope of these styles of art is wide considering its modern uses on clothes and accessories. One such art style is the art of Batik painting. Batik art is a widely used on textiles in India. Artists and craftsmen use this wax-resist dyeing technique on paper and cloth to bring out some of the best designer prints.


In India, one will be mesmerized with the exquisite Batik painted wall hangings which are found especially in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Goddess Laxmi and Lord Shiva and other deities are painted usually on cloth or paper using the Batik painting technique.


Batik painting consists of a three stage process that includes waxing, dyeing and de-waxing. There are sub-processes as well. One can trace the designs after stretching the cloth on the frame.


Handmade Batik tapestries of various kinds are made from hand woven threads to give it a special quality. Batik art is three-dimensional.  It has features of profundity and texture. Batik print is done on saris, bed sheets, covers, wall hangings, shawls, etc.


Batik painted fabric is known for its strength and durability. Batik artists have creative freedom as the patterns in this art are drawn rather than weaved. Batik art has symbols and many traditional Batik pieces are mystically influenced.

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