If you’re a fan of our batik items at Mexicali Blues, then chances are you already know that all of our batik items come from Indonesia. Every single batik item is handmade in Bali by talented artisans who we’ve been working with for decades. The makers who have learned the ancient traditional art of batik dyeing have learned the techniques as it has been passed down through the generations.
Each piece of fabric is batiked by hand and created by blocking out selected areas of the cloth by brushing or stamping hot wax over it, and then dyeing the cloth. The parts covered in wax resist the dye and remain the original color. Often, the fabric is dyed at least once before it is batiked, allowing a complimentary color or colors to show through the stamped or stenciled pattern. We just love the way this process makes every Balinese batik item we sell a one-of-a-kind work of art!
A new batch of batik drying in the sun!
Come with us on a behind-the-scenes tour with Chauncey, Pete and Kim to see where and how this amazing art form is used to create the batik beauty we love so much! Check out our batik collection here.