About Batikwalla by Victoria
For years I knew what batik was, but I didn't know how to make it. It seemed so intimidating to learn a craft that involved melting wax and dyeing fabric, but the results were so pretty it kept me intrigued. One day the stars aligned and I took it upon myself to figure out this craft.
What is batik? Batik is an ancient fiber art form, layering molten beeswax on fabric between a series of dye baths, that creates a beautiful natural design that becomes part of the garment itself. The art is not bound by the limits of print techniques. Nature shows its magnificence through every detail of the wax as it breaks down in the process.
I discovered batik in the early days of my travels to the west coast as a wanderlust teenager. My first sales started at funky craft fairs and colorful music festivals, including the Eugene Saturday Market and the Oregon Country Fair, and my most favorite, the parking lot scene of the Grateful Dead concerts. This is how it all began. Once I tapped into the creative process, there was no turning back, and I have pursued it intently ever since.
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The entire batik collection can be found here ★ ALL BATIKS ★
Sold out batiks are showcased in the Batikwalla Archives Section.
Rights to the artwork belong exclusively to the artist, Victoria Dresdner.
Washing instructions: Machine wash and dry for everything you see here, including the handmade dresses.
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