23:23 Designs supports 2 Clusters of highly talented batik artists at West Bengal, creating the finest and the most exquisite works of Contemporary and modern art.
Batik is an ancient art of wax resist painting. The word batik actually means 'wax writing'. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing it. The waxed areas keep their original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas makes the pattern. This is called resist dyeing. The crackle effect of batik is the most fascinating part that makes it unique. Batik is a process of decorating cloth by covering a part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed areas keep their original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed areas gives the pattern.
Batik printing can be done anywhere but each area and region has its own specialty in designs and colors. Bherongarh and Indore are two places in Madhya Pradesh where this is carried out in large volumes.
Then West Bengal has its own set of Batik Artists, Shantiniketan is a consortium of various art forms, where Batik is also majorly promoted. The Shantiniketan style of batik , stands apart due to its classic motifs and colors.
Batik constitutes the process wherein a line or a patch is drawn with wax on cloth. This is done so that the surface is protected from the color. When it is dipped in the dye, the color does not penetrate the area that has been waxed. This is basically the resist dyeing technique. Please write to us at email@example.com for Corporate or customized orders.
The batik industry is still very much alive today. Apart from making traditional products like wall hangings, dupattas, sarees and bed sheets, the artists are also experimenting with sarongs, scarves, bandannas, wrap-around pants, kurtis and home furnishings.