This is a adult LARGE Gildan cotton shirt.
Batik is an traditional art using a wax-resist dyeing technique. Each design is hand drawn then traced with a blend of melted waxes with special copper tools. Some batiks can take hours to complete the drawing and "painting" process. Batiks with color in the design are applied by thickening the dyes with sodium alginate (finely powdered seaweed) then the design is painted in and allowed to dry before covering with another coat of waxes. Once all the design is completed the entire item is dyed its overall color. Once color has set at least a day the batik item is boiled in water and allowed to cool. The fabric is at the bottom while the waxes rise to the top. Once the water has cooled the item is removed, stripped of any loose waxes and then goes through a few washes to insure there is no wax or dye residues left on the finished item. As you can tell batik is a time consuming process but it creates a truly unique and one of a kind wearable art work!
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