Batik is an ancient handmade fabric art that originated from Indonesia. During the batik process, hot wax is drawn using a tjanting or painted onto light coloured natural fabric, which is then dyed and allowed to dry. Other areas are then waxed and dyed, gradually building up a design. Eventually the batik wax is removed, revealing various coloured patterns and designs. Cracks in the batik wax give patterns the 'crackled' look which is unique to batik .
This is a medium that I enjoy, having learned the technique as a student in the1970s and have more recently returned to it.