Friday, September 2, 2011

MAKING A SARONG (BATIK)



The process of Batik is quite simple and yet unique. Below are the procedures and techniques used to make a batik sarong. Nevertheless, creating batik required one to have a patient heart and creativity.


TOOLS/MATERIALS USED IN MAKING BATIK
Canting

Melted Wax is filled into the 'Nyamplung' and the wax will flow through the 'Cucuk' and then onto the fabric.

Example Of  Wax Used In The Making Of Batik

There are various type of wax used in the making of batik. Some of them are Beeswax, Sticky microcrystalline wax and many more.



MAKING SARONG (BATIK)






1. First a design is applied to the fabric using melted wax. 
2. The fabric is then dipped in vegetable dye - the parts of fabric that are protected by the wax do not absorb the dye. 
3. When the wax is removed from the fabric using hot water it shows a light pattern on the now colored fabric








RESOURCES


http://www.allsarongs.com/sarong-history-a/144.htm
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_jiLsBLaOvzE/S4OXViSG7wI/AAAAAAAAGLg/bZL0fILmlZ8/s400/making+batik+painting.jpg
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/id/7/77/Canting.jpg
http://www.artistanddisplayonline.com/images/edu/big/JA_9902102.png
http://assets.merakoh.net/images/Thailand09/HomestayDay1_Batik_Thai09-3582.jpg

HOW TO WEAR SARONG



Wearing sarong is quite simple and can be done quickly. Sarong are worn in various way depending on the region. For Malay regions, they sarong are typically worn as shown in the picture above. With only for simple steps, sarong are ready for you comfy.

Here are some example of how sarong are worn differently around the world.

How Sarong Are Worn In the Beach (Women)

African Sarong (Kanga)

African Sarong (Kanga)


Indian Sarong Lungi (Men)
Just goes to shows that the pictures have shown that the usage of sarongs are widely used not only in Asia , Africa and Pacific Islands region but also it is glamorously worn by the European and Americans as an attire on the beach or just for the beauty of it.

SOURCES

http://www.saudiaramcoworld.com/issue/200403/images/sarongs.3.jpg
http://serenitysjourney.com/Sarong%20Pics%20only/sarong%20how%20to%20tie.jpg
http://i.ehow.co.uk/images/a04/hs/ib/african-sarongs-4.1-800X800.jpg
http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/251156344/Blue_Mask_Caftan_Top_and_Sarong_TKO44.jpg
http://sarongblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Lungi.jpg

CONCLUSION

CONCLUSION

Sarong or Sarung has been an asset for not only the Malay assets specifically but also in most of the Southern Asian, Horn of Africa and not to mention in many of Pacific Islands as well. It remains as on the most common attire worn by these regions. Surprisingly, the usage of sarongs started to create its own name in the eye of the world. Sarong has already started being used in most beaches in the world especially in Hawaii, Miami, California and in Europe.As the founder of this wonderful attire, we need to preserve this wonderful clothes as on of our (Malaysia) heritage and never let it die out. It is up to us to keep the unique sarong of the South Each Asian (Kain pelekat/batik) keep on going for the rest of the centuries.

Enjoy the video I've put up about sarong. Thank you for reading.. :)


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