An age old craft of batik making comes alive at Noor Arfa
Hand Drawn Batik
It is based on the artist's imagination and creativity. The artist begins by using a small pen-like container filled with hot-melted wax. It is then hand-drawn onto a white fabric. The gracefulness and speed of their free hand never ceases to amaze one's attention. It is a beauty of the highest form of traditional batik.
Colouring Process - For high quality hand drawn batik to be produced, the manual process is used. The enclosed area is painted with different colours to suit the individual tastes.
Dewaxing Process - After the coloured batik fabric has dried, it will be soaked in a fixer solution for 8 hours. This is to retain the colours so that it becomes permanent.
Block Print Batik
A block designed will be soak in a hot melted wax and print it on the white cloth. After block printed, the cloth will be dye in a specific colour.
After the printed cloth had been dyed, it will be print with the selected design.
Dewaxing Process - After the printed batik is done for the third time, it is boiled for dewaxing. After that the printed batik will be rinse and hange for drying.