The Batiks


The Golda Batiks

Batik is both an art and a craft, which is becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been practised for centuries. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

The Golda Batik is handcrafted from pure Bishnupuri silk, by our team of artisans. Each square takes over two days to make, or 20 man hours. Thats a lot for something that's half hidden in your pocket, but then a unique product is not child's play to make, is it??

To make a Golda batik, selected areas of the silk piece are blocked out by brushing or drawing hot wax over them, and the piece is then dyed. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original colour. This process of waxing and dyeing is  repeated to create more elaborate and colourful designs.

After the final dyeing, the wax is removed and the white piping is sewn on to the square. The result- an exquisite handcrafted piece of art...The Golda Batik.