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Batik Collection

Batik Collection

During Roark’s search for the Monsoon Church in Southern India we stumbled up remnants of the old world and flashes of the modern. Throughout our trip we were tested by the intense nature of everything around us. Our senses were constantly overwhelmed whether wandering through markets, riding motorcycles or skating in front of massive crowds. But amongst the chaos of cars and selfie sticks it was clear that old world tradition is still the foundation of Indian culture. We created a few pieces in our collection that were hand-batiked and indigo dyed in India - inspired by tradition. The Batiking process starts with a copper or wooden stamp called a Tjap. From there the maker applies a hot wax and then stamps the cloth creating a pattern.  The wax acts as a layer of resistance to the indigo dye that the garment is dipped into. The garment is repeatedly dipped until the desired tint is achieved. It’s commonly Indigo blue, but it can be found in rusts and green. From there, the garment is soaked in boiling water, melting off the wax and retaining the base color of the garment. The result is a completely unique product every time, so it felt like a perfect task for Roark. 

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