After drying, all my batiks are set with textile fixer, then double boiled and ironed to ensure color steadfastness and long-term durability.
Each piece takes anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days of work. Whew!!! x_X
To give your Silk Batik a long and happy life, please look after it carefully with these tips and hints and a bit of common sense:
- Do not machine wash or tumble dry.
- Use cold water rather than warm or hot.
- Silk is a natural fibre like hair, as such you may find that a little shampoo will be gentler and give your batik a lustrous, shiny glow as opposed to using harsh detergents.
- NEVER EVER BLEACH!!!! Good gracious!!! 0_o
We have used a very sheer and delicate Chiffon Silk for this piece. The lightest and most fragile of all the silks. While extremely beautiful, feminine, sensual and luxurious, it is imperative to take extra, special care of such a delicate piece!
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ:
SIZING IS APPROXIMATE AND TAKEN WITH GARMENT FLAT, EDGE TO EDGE, THEN MULTIPLIED BY TWO.
In order to ensure a proper fit, please compare size given here to a garment you already own and can wear well. Don`t forget to give yourself a little breathing room or some space for a little dessert! :D
Maximum Size (APPROXIMATE):
This is an XL or PLUS SIZE tunic.
Shoulders - Free size
Bust - 114cm / 44.9"
Length - 178cm / 70.1"
Waist and Hips - Same as bust
Note: Model pictured is approximately 5`5" and 160lbs.
To custom order other sizes, colors or hand painted designs in this butterly pattern, do not hesitate to send me a message! :D
Custom orders may take up to 4 - 8 weeks to be completed from time of order as a great amount of work goes into each of these OOAK tunics, starting from hand painting the fabric, to measuring it out, cutting it up then sewing it to perfection!
Visit my gallery at http://borneobatikraft.com/ for some ideas as to how to wear your batik.
The luxury of colorful silk batik always makes for pleasantly surprising and very welcome gifts!
Contact me for gift wrapping and a hand written card or note included with your purchase at no additional costs.
We are always happy to make custom pieces, just contact us and let us know how we can satisfy your hand painted silk emergency (hoho!) :D Prices will vary depending on type of silk used, intricacy of design, number of colors desired and the color of the dyes used.
Ships express with tracking and signature so there's no danger of it getting lost :):)