When you select a batik fabric, what do you look for? Is it the color, or the visual texture? If it's the color... do you prefer batiks with just one color family in them, or a bolder combination?
Do you choose one brand name only? Or are all makers equally good?
We don't carry batiks right now, but I've been thinking about adding them. However... I really don't know what to be looking for. Personally, I get stuck just on the color impact of batiks. And that's bad, in terms of choosing for "everybody else", because there are certain colors that I love, and others that I'll almost always pass over. I'm drawn to smoky colors that defy being named, and cool tones of earth and sky and sea. Which leaves out a whole lot of the color wheel, including most brights!
Advice, please? Suggestions on what makes a great batik stand out from the pack? (There are so many of them out there.)