Big and Tall Batik Shirts

DECIDE YOUR SIZE: Measure yourself around the widest part of your chest, under your arms. Add 5-6 inches, and that is your size. If your stomach measures more than your chest, make sure to measure it too and make sure your shirt size will cover that area well. You can always go a size larger.



All our Batik Shirts are made with 100% cotton and if you like Hawaiian or Guyabera Shirts, you should try one of these Sri Lankan shirts. The bright colors are great for casual gatherings at the beach, BBQ, or just hanging out with friends. You will never be just another one in the crowd. Your shirt is surely to get you noticed and maybe a few complements. They make a wonderful conversation starter and talking point. Explain to them that your shirt is unique since each design is unique and made on a cloth before it is cut and sewed to make the shirt. There maybe similar designs, but never the same, unlike machine made clothing cut from the same cloth. Batik is an intricate art. 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.
We feature Batik blouses for women, shirts for men, and decorative pieces for your home and office walls.