This unique and exclusive batik painting on cotton is delicately hand drawn using the 'canting' and 'tulis' methods, whereby hot wax is flown from the canting's tiny, downward-curving spouts straight onto the cotton cloth decorously then vividly painted by the up and coming batik artist, Wahid. Batik prada is a unique batik technique whereby gold dust is used on top of the batik painting to create a luxurious effect.
Wahid paints a picture of the shadow puppets doing a live performance. Wayang Kulit is a traditional theater art-form using puppets and shadow-play to tell the epic tales of the ancient classical Hindu legends, Mahabharata and Ramayana. The puppets are made of buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks.
The frame is not included and it is used for illustration purposes only.