nesia is famous for Batik. Batiking is the process of waxing and dyeing cotton, rayon or silk. Typically, the cloth is stamped with one or more waxed "tjap" and brushed or submerged in dye. Another application is hand waxing with a pipe-shaped "canthing." Some of the most expensive silks and some of the least expensive sarongs are waxed by hand. A crackled effect comes with using a less elastic sort of wax, then crumpling the fabric and dyeing. Used primarily for clothing, batik cloth is usually cut to a standard dimension and is often finished on the edges with a contrasting design and a signature. There is often a subtle imperfection between duplicated stampings and the lingering smell of the wax. These are tell-tale signs of authentic batik-processed cloth.
 
 
 
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