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Batik was considered to be a way to develop spiritual discipline. The essence of the batik process is to produce a design on textiles through the use of a dye-resist. The resist, usually wax prevents the dye from penetrating the covered areas of the fabric, thus creating a pattern in negative. Additional wax is added to embellish the design or preserve areas in the color of the initial dyes The cloth is then painted again this process is repeated a number of times depending on the number of dyes involved. Producing a high quality batik painting usually onto fabric is time consuming and requires a high degree of skill. (adapted quote courtesy of Trish Hodge)