Batik Shirt Black & White - XL
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Hand-made Sri Lankan men’s short sleeve batik shirt. Single piece only. A guayabera style black pattern on a white background adorns the front and the sleeve edges. The front also has a pocket on the upper left. This shirt is great for warm weathers. A shirt bound to draw compliments. You can use starch while ironing if you prefer the pressed look, otherwise wear without starch for the easy informal look.

Neck - 18.5 inches
Width - 49 inches (armpit to armpit)
Length -31 inches (middle of shoulder to bottom of shirt)

100% Cotton

Care Instructions:
Machine wash cold with like colors, tumble dry low or hang dry in shade, remove promptly to avoide wrinkles, warm iron when needed.

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About Batik:
Batik is an ancient textile art practiced in many eastern cultures including Sri Lanka. First a design is sketched on a cloth. As these sketches are done by hand there are no duplicates. Then 3 basic steps are followed, which are repeated until the final desired effect is achieved. The first stage is the application of hot liquid wax in areas where a certain dye is not wanted. The second stage involves dipping the cloth in liquid dye. The second and the third steps are done quickly, as the wax dries and starts to crack and the dye starts to seep through them. Even though the wax is applied to prevent areas from getting dyed the cracked effect is the mark of batik. The third step involves removing the wax to expose and get the next areas ready to be dyed in another color. This process is laborious and time consuming, and may take days to months depending upon the size, the number of colors, and the intricacies of the design. Sri Lanka is known for wall hangings, sarongs, and shirts for both men and women.

  • Item #: 01133

Batik Shirt Black & White - XL

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