Making batik by golftragic

Making batik

Can you imagine doing this all day, all day and not messing-up something? Amazing.
What a series! This really captures the challenge of hand painted fabric. I can't imagine this is an easy life for them!
June 1st, 2017  
@taffy It was a very interesting visit to this batik factory and seeing how, and by whom these beauties are made. The real end-point is, of course, the shop where photos were forbidden (I managed to snap a couple just on principle). Working conditions there are hot and tough as you can imagine in a tin shed in the tropics. There's a few men doing the block stamping of the blank fabric but the creative and/or fine work is all done by women. Every time I see working conditions in developing countries I thank my lucky stars that I was born in Australia.
June 1st, 2017  
Oh!! To be so talented
June 1st, 2017  
So talented. I don't think I would have the patience.
June 1st, 2017  
@777margo Me too!!
June 2nd, 2017  
@onewing I wish. And if I were I certainly wouldn't have the patience - nor a really steady hand.
June 2nd, 2017  
It's hard to believe it's all hand done.
June 5th, 2017  
@888rachel Quite extraordinary. The starting point is a couple of blokes stamping those zig-zag patterns with a wooden stamp about the size of an iPad or smaller, imagine trying to line them all up, and fast!!! Then it's over to the women to do the fine work.
June 5th, 2017  
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