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Batik means wax writing in Japanese.
Batik originated in the tribes and villages of Indonesia, Malaysia, Asia and the Middle East thousands of years ago.
The batik industry in Sri Lanka dates back to the 20th century AD.
With a canteen, tan tin, chanting tool, a pattern of wax is drawn on a piece of cotton or silk cloth, dried, and then waxed in boiling hot water. This is where the wax pattern remains and becomes the other area colors.
Traditional scenes, designs and historical images using designs and techniques typical of Sri Lankan batik artists.
Batik has become a popular handicraft in modern Sri Lanka.
It is common in tourist areas, markets, and souvenir shops.
Factories are common in Galle, Hikkaduwa and other areas.
Tablecloths, towels, bedding, curtains, shawls, sarees, shirts, and other clothing