Sri Lankan batik is a unique and beautiful textile art form that has been practiced in the country for centuries. The word “batik” comes from the Javanese word “ambatik”, which means “to write with wax”.
Sri Lankan batik is made using the wax-resist dyeing technique. This technique involves applying hot wax to a piece of fabric to create a resist. The fabric is then dyed, and the wax is removed to reveal the pattern.
Sri Lankan batik is known for its vibrant colors and intricate designs. The designs often feature traditional Sri Lankan motifs, such as flowers, animals, and geometric patterns.
Sri Lankan batik is a popular souvenir and gift item. It is also used to make clothing, home textiles, and other decorative items.