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Batikwalla's Shop Announcement

Welcome to Batikwalla ~ wearing beautiful batik art as part of your personal expression~
UPDATE: *READY TO SHIP* BATIKS ARE NOW LISTED AT WWW.BATIKWALLA.COM

Ordering INFO: Each "ready to ship" batik listing is different and new, but they do not stick around the store for very long, so if you missed one, please stay tuned for new ones as they are listed. I add new pieces as often as possible. Frequent updates are posted to my Facebook fan page. Alternatively, purchasing a listing here will guarantee an artistic batik is made specifically for you. The timeframe for custom order listings is about 3-4 weeks. You can find more info about this in the About or Shop Policies section. More choices for Custom Orders can be found at my website: http://www.batikwalla.com/

The clothing you see here is original handmade batik art. I paint each one with pure beeswax, then dye them in small batches. These batiks are manually cleaned with boiling water, not harsh chemicals. This simple and caring process makes them extremely durable for long lasting wear. Many more batiks are available to order at: http://www.batikwalla.com/

**PLEASE NOTE**

READY TO SHIP batiks are pictured exactly as shown, with specific size measurements in their listings. Sorry, no reserves / no custom requests for ready to ship items! Only batiks labeled "Custom Made" can be customized. Ready-to-ship batiks show the size in the title and can be shipped right away.


More info about ordering these beautiful wonders can be found on my Policies page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Batikwalla/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav


**CUSTOMIZED BATIKWALLA ORDERS **

Only listings marked as "Custom" fall into this category. Given some element of handmade variations, most custom batiks come out exactly as shown in these listings and on my website: www.batikwalla.com. You are welcome to add notes to your order. I do love to hear suggestions for custom requests and some really amazing batiks have come of it. However, not all requests can be accommodated with custom orders! There are hidden limitations to this art form that may not be seem apparent to the naked eye. More details about your order can be discussed in Conversations, or simply add your notes to the transaction if that's easier.

More info about ordering these beautiful wonders can be found on my Policies page: https://www.etsy.com/shop/Batikwalla/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav


~ ABOUT THE ARTWORK ~

Batikwalla clothing offers an artistic expression of creativity and spiritual freedom, and their price reflects the energy and skill required to create customized, high quality, and hand crafted batik clothing for you to wear and enjoy.

Shareable images and personalized responses to customer questions are posted daily on my Facebook page. A Batik Tutorial is in the works and will be available here soon. I'm very happy to explain the process and looking forward to providing you the opportunity to learn how to create batik clothing.

If you need more info or want to say Hi, let me know with a comment or question on the Batikwalla Facebook page:
page: https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria
I may be able to respond to questions and comments posted on my FB wall more swiftly than Etsy Conversations. It may even answer someone else's question, so please don't be shy. HOWEVER if you are a customer with a specific question about your order, please write me through Conversations with a link to your receipt and you will get a response within 24 hours.

- ABOUT THE ARTIST -

My name is Victoria and I've been a full time batik artist since the teenage years from back in the day. A long time ago. Anyway, I'm self taught in all aspects, with an early background of selling batiks at Grateful Dead parking lots, barter fairs, the Oregon Country Fair, and basically a ton of different music festivals over the years since the early 90's. High Sierra, String Summit, SCI at Hornings, NW Folklife Festival in Seattle... Okanogan up near the Canadian border. Wow, what a crazy event! Oh, so many different shows... A pretty wild ride actually, until I migrated online, which - let me tell ya, is proving to be just as intense.

The basic batik process has been the same throughout my career. I hand paint each design with molten beeswax, and use natural daylight to eye the colors. The finished piece is then boiled in a cauldron of water before machine washed and dried. It's a very simple process but takes time and skill to create. Because of the boiling process, the finished batiks are extremely durable and can be machine washed and worn for years without the risk of shrinking or fading.

The colors and styles featured here will gradually change throughout the year. If something sells out, I may or may not be able to replicate it. As tempting as it can be with some great suggestions coming my way, I'm not able to take custom requests outside the listings provided. This is a very unique process and there are hidden limitations in this art form. Believe me, much trial and error has taught me well.



Batikwalla online:
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my beloved website ~ http://www.batikwalla.com/
youtubers ~ http://www.youtube.com/user/batikwalla (some ranting, but it's mellow)
instagrammers ~ http://instagram.com/batikwalla
the trouble with twitter ~ https://twitter.com/batikwalla
Pinterest? Oh my yes! ~ http://www.pinterest.com/batikwalla/
maybe a little facebook too ~ https://www.facebook.com/Batikwalla.Victoria


~ peace ~


This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.