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JTC's own Free Hugs design in rasta colors (green, yellow, & red) on a LWI dyed in yellow & greens.
This is an unisex MEDIUM 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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Frequently asked questions about JTribeCreations

I accept requests so contact me to be put on my customs list. Custom work must be prepaid (or a percentage depending on your order) before work begins. There are no refunds on personalized customs and I do not accept layaways.
Gift wrap & message cards are available at no extra charge- just let me know it is a gift! Address to ship to must be correct when you order as I ONLY ship to the purchase address.
All of my dyed items undergo several washings to remove loose dyes. Wash in cool water as you would any other colored garment to insure long lasting colors. This is the same for our tapestries and they can be ironed out on cotton settings. For all rayon and handmade patchwork clothing I recommend hand or gentle cycle washing in cool water and tumble or air dry to insure longer use. Contact me with any concerns.

Rasta Free Hugs Batik Dye Medium Shirt #084


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wax, dye, cotton shirt, heat
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 228 reviews
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