About Sri Lankan Batik
Batikwork is the art of using wax on fabric when dyeing in order to avoid dyeing a certain section of the fabric.
The material used is cotton as it captures the dyes without fading much with use. The wax is dripped in a pattern or design using a spouted tool called a canting,
or printed in preset design using a copper stamp called a cap.
Sri Lanka’s Batik making industry was only established firmly in the last century or so though records show that it was done earlier as well.
Nowadays it is a small scale industry that provides job opportunities for many talented artisans.