Hawaii's Most Popular Hand Painted Clothing and Resort Wear Since 1986

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“Discover Exquisite Women’s Fashion at Tropical Tantrum. Explore our range of dresses, pant-sets, skirt-sets and matching accessories and more, crafted with timeless batik fabric. Elevating style for generations, trust our decades of expertise.

A Day in the Sun Hawaiian Dress

From: $110.00

A Line Appeal Short Hawaiian Dress

From: $118.00

A Line Island Scoop Neck Dress

From: $169.00

Afternoon Delight Hawaiian Dress

From: $98.00

At Ease Short Sleeve Hawaiian Dress

From: $138.00

Bali Breeze Plus Size Hawaiian Dress

From: $139.00

Batik Bolero in Bamboo Print

From: $139.00

Batik Tri-Fabric Hawaiian Dress Collection

From: $198.00

Beach Appeal Hawaiian Maxi Dress

From: $138.00

Beach Babe Slip Dress

From: $96.00

Beach Belle Empire Waist Hawaiian Tank Top

From: $79.00

Batik is a traditional fabric dyeing technique that results in intricate and beautiful patterns on women's clothing. The process involves several steps:

1. **Designing**: The process begins with designing the pattern that will be applied to the fabric. This can be done using various tools, such as brushes, stamps, or even by hand drawing the design.

2. **Wax Application**: Once the design is finalized, hot wax is applied to the parts of the fabric that should resist the dye. The wax acts as a barrier, preventing the dye from penetrating the fabric in those areas.

3. **Dyeing**: The fabric is then immersed in a dye bath. The dye colors the exposed parts of the fabric, creating the desired pattern. The waxed areas remain uncolored due to the barrier created by the wax.

4. **Wax Removal**: After dyeing, the fabric is dried, and the wax is removed. This can be done by either boiling the fabric to melt and remove the wax or by using a solvent. The areas where wax was applied now reveal the original color of the fabric.

5. **Additional Layers**: In more intricate designs, the process of applying wax, dyeing, and wax removal can be repeated multiple times to create layered and complex patterns with multiple colors.

6. **Final Touches**: Once the desired colors and patterns are achieved, the fabric is often washed and treated to set the colors. It is then ready to be used for creating women's clothing.

7. **Clothing Creation**: The batik fabric can now be used to make various women's clothing items, such as dresses, blouses, skirts, and more. Designers cut and sew the fabric into the desired clothing shape, taking care to align the patterns as needed.

8. **Finishing**: The clothing is then finished with appropriate closures, such as zippers or buttons, and any necessary stitching or embellishments.

9. **Quality Check**: The final clothing items are inspected for quality, ensuring that the patterns are aligned, colors are vibrant, and stitching is secure.

10. **Presentation**: The finished batik clothing items are then packaged and presented for sale, showcasing the intricate beauty and cultural significance of the batik technique.

Batik for women's clothing is not only a labor-intensive process but also a true artistic expression, resulting in unique and eye-catching pieces that celebrate tradition and style.

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