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Thread: Wow! Making of Batik fab - check it out

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    Post Wow! Making of Batik fab - check it out

    Very interesting..
    Sooo many steps to achieve such beautiful fabric.
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    That was incredible - such labor intensity most of us have never known.

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    That was so cool Thanks for sharing!

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    Just amazing the time and work that goes into each piece. Priceless.

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    Thanks so much for sharing. I really enjoyed the video. It's no wonder batiks are so expensive. I'm sure they aren't paid much for all their labor.
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    Thanks for the link. I had no idea how it was made. Makes me appreciate them just that much more! Such a primitive set up and method but I think it would be difficult to make these fabrics using modern methods.
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    Amazing process! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you for sharing the video really enjoyed watching it.

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    Thanks for sharing!
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    Thanks for sharing. It's very interesting.

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    WOW!!
    that's amazing
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    That was intense. Kinda makes me feel bad to pay 6 dollars a yard!
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    For what is charged for for batiks .....I'll bet these poor people get pennies for all the hard work. Sad .
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    Very interesting, but also depressing. I worry about them being exposed to that dye- can it be healthy to get in on their skin all the time like that, and climb into the vats?

    I also noticed that the dyeing was all done by men- the first woman we saw was at the folding stage. I wonder why that is?

    Anyhow, it is excellent to know how it is made. I knew the traditional methods used wax but I was assuming that the Moda stuff was some sort of photographic reproduction.
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    Wow! I didn't realize how labor intensive making batik fabrics is. Thanks for sharing.

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    thank you for sharing this great video...it is very enlightening....I may be going back to Bali (for the 10th visit ) at Christmas and will have to go and see for myself.

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    So interesting and amazing, i love the diversity of batiks

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