|Batik drawing is the process of waxing and dyeing cloth by human hands using wax-resist and dye techniques. All the designs you find in Best Batik are uniquely drawn. They are painted in wax by hand with a tool known as the canting. The canting consists of a small copper cup on top of a wooden handle with a spout through which melted wax can flow out onto the cloth. Usually, the cloth is nailed onto a wooden frame according to the length of the cloth. Our Batik artists will then dip into the melted wax using the canting tool and begin drawing freely based on their creativity onto the cloth.
It is very easy to determine whether a batik is genuinely hand drawn. The color of genuine hand drawn batik will be exactly as vivid on both side of the cloth, whereas printed batik has only one side of the colorful drawings.
Songket is a fabric that belong to the brocade family of textiles. The origins of the many different colourful and traditional textile are lost in antiquity. The art of songket weaving consist of using traditional heirloom to make intricate songket brocade through painstaking weaving with gold or silver threads. Songket is a rich fabric and a luxury product traditionally worn during ceremonial occasions as sarong, shoulder clothes and head ties and used to be the textiles of royalty.
Traditionally, costumes made of songket are worn by the Malays during ceremonial functions such as installations, investitures, religious celebrations, and weddings, as well as ceremonies marking the circumcision of young boys, the ear-piercing of young girls, the observance of shaving the hair of a newborn baby, and the rites performed for a woman who is seven months with child. Once reserved for royalty, the usage and wearing of the kain songket is nowadays most obviously apparent at formal and ceremonial occasions like weddings, convocations and state functions. It is now the headgear of Sultans, Chief Ministers and the State's Cabinet members.