La Sinfonia Artistica del Blu e del Bianco

The famous Chinese Batik whose long history of production dates back to the 6th century was originally widespread throughout China. Now what remains of the Batik tradition of color in fabrics and objects is found only in remote minority villages of Guizhou, relatively intact. The Batik technique consists of using natural water-resist materials such as beeswax clay, resin, vegetable pastes and starch to color fabrics and other objects such as vases, by covering the areas that you do not want to dye. Wax is produced by bees, it is insoluble in water but can melt when heated. Experienced Batik artists make the most of the characteristics of beeswax by dipping a copper knife into the melted wax liquid to draw on the cloth, and “sealing” the design with the wax resulting in a Batik art with beautiful patterns.