Batik art is an ancient technique of the Indonesian Java island.
It is used to color fabrics and consists of applying layers of wax on the regions that do not wish to dye (reserved areas), fixing the anilines in those unreserved areas. This process can be repeated as many times as desired, which allows colors to be superimposed, thereby achieving a very rich variety of nuances. The property that has the wax of cracking once hardened, allows broken lines to be drawn or cracked. This “cracking” constitutes the differentiating seal of this technique of dyeing similar ones such as shibori, for example, that it is not worked with wax and its lines are due to ties or fine folds in the fabric.