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Batik-inspired on wood

What do you think I did after my taster class in batik painting in Malaysia? I tried to re-create the batik experience on wood of course – without the wax.

I found a couple of open tea boxes and decided on a simple design inspired by a batik outfit I love so much until this day.

I and imitated the batik look……and viola! I thought it looked pretty good.  Green and purple Batik tea-box

On the long ends of the box I painted a design which in traditional batik is called the kepala or “head”. The conical shape is inspired by the pucuk rebung or bamboo shoots.

 Green and purple Batik tea-box - another view  

I was really enjoying the experience that I painted another one in an equally bright combination of colours: pink and blue!

Blue and pink Batik tea-box

Blue and pink Batik tea-box - another view

This is a very simple project which a beginner decorative painter will be able to finish in an afternoon.

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