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    A rainbow called batik

    Talking of batik fabrics A technique to print and dye fabrics, by covering the zones that don’t have to be dyed with waterproofing materials such as clay, resins, vegetal pulps and starch; this is, in short, what the word “batik” refers to. It comes from the Indonesian words “amba” (to write) and titik (dot, drop), meaning what you’re drawing. Even though we don’t know exactly when this technique was started, we know for sure that it was already used in the 7th century, in several Asian countries. So, we can definitely state the batik is a quite ancient fabric printing technique, though it became famous in Europe not earlier than…