Elephants never forget. Father elephant, with his ancestral memory, reminisces for junior, who is suitably impressed. Alaya Cholprasertsuk creates this whimsical scene on original cushion covers using batik on 100% cotton. Elephants hold a revered place in Thai society. Their massive size, yet seemingly gentle, sensitive natures and tremendous intelligence elicit fascination, joy, and awe from Thai people. The elephant appears in many Thai proverbs and sayings. Undoubtedly, the elephant holds pride of place as the national symbol of the Kingdom of Thailand. Batik is a fabric art in which the cloth is stretched on a wooden frame and the design sketched with a pencil.
Then a mixture of melted wax and resin (70%/30%) is painted onto areas where color is not desired and the fabric is dipped in a solution of reactive dye, water, salt, and sodium bicarbonate. When the fabric is crumpled into the dying solution, the wax cracks, creating an attractive network of fine lines. The wax is removed and process is repeated for each color utilized. Finally, the cloth is washed and rinsed to remove any excess dye. This pair will feature the same design, but the colors may vary slightly to those pictured, making each a unique work of art. Cushions not included.
•0.2"Hx 20.25"Lx 20.25"W.
•0.02 ft Hx 1.69 ft Lx 1.69 ft W.
•Cleaning: Hand Wash.
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