Batik - Naturally Dyed - Batik Tulis Kebon Indah

This fabric is naturally-dyed by a women's collective in Java, Indonesia, named Batik Tulis Kebon Indah. Each pattern is hand-drawn onto the fabric with a tool called a canting (as pictured) and hot wax. The fabric is then dyed. The steps of applying wax and dyeing is repeated approximately 12-20 times before the wax is finally removed from the fabric, completing the process, and revealing the magical swirling layers of line and color as seen here. You can read about them and their process as well as learn how to create your own batik using locally-gathered leaves and bark in our new book, Journeys in Natural Dyeing.

In Indonesia, this fabric is used as a sarong and is made into shirts and dresses. You could hang this beautiful textile in your home as a piece of art. Or, you could sew a skirt, dress, or shirt. It would also be beautiful as a quilt, or made into pillows.

Sample shown is the Willow Tank by Grainline Studio.

Content: 100% Cotton

Size: Each piece measures 2.5 meters / 2.7 yards
Bolt Width: 41-44"
Price per 1/4 yard: $15.00
Price per yard: $60.00

You can purchase fabric in 1/4 yard increments. The amount available refers to how many quarter yard increments are available.

To choose the amount you want enter whole yardage in first drop down box, partial yardage in second drop down box. Example: If you would like 3.5 yards, enter "3" in first drop down box, and "1/2" in second drop down box.

If you are interested in making your own batik fabrics, there are tools available here.