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Ujjain Batik Print

Batik combines art and craft since it involves the use of one's hands to create artistically designed patterns and a methodical approach to the waxing and designing process. Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain is well-known for this specific print design.

The artform

For batik printing and dyeing, melted wax is used. For generations, this art has been skilfully continued. Batik printing is a challenging but intriguing procedure. The cloth is first dyed before a designated area is covered with hot wax for printing. Wax-covered areas withstand the dye and maintain their original hue. The fabric used for styling is removed once the laborious waxing and dying process is completed.

GI tag

This laborious art received the GI tag in 2023.

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