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Indonesian Modern Batik

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This silk painting of the Clown Fish enables the movement of the water to be shown together with the beautiful colour of the fish.

Silk painting and batik are very similar. Both use fabric, though silk painting is usually done on silk and in this video, you will note that cotton is used. Batik is a wax resist, whereas silk painting uses gutta as a resist. I have tried both, but much prefer silk painting as it is more like a traditional painting and is faster to complete.