If you would like to order something similar but different to suit your own personal tastes, please send me a message and let`s discuss!
After drying, all our 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 thick, durable and luxurious Jacquard Silk for this piece. Note the underlying textured weave of this silk, lending this kaftan top piece a slightly more complicated appearance with an extra dimension of elegance!
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):
Shoulders - Free size
Bust - 144cm / 57"
Waist - 144cm / 57"
Hips - 144cm / 57"
Length - 243.8cm / 96"
Note: Model pictured is approximately 5`5" and 160lbs.
To custom order other sizes, colors or hand painted designs in this butterly pattern, CONVO ME! :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! We always strive to be faster than that, but speed will largely depend on time of the year - some times are busier than others! :)
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.
I am always happy to make custom pieces, just contact me and let me know how we can satisfy your hand painted silk emergency :D Prices will vary depending on type of silk used, intricacy of design, number of colors desired and the color of the dyes used.