(Glossary Term)

A group of techniques that use resists to selectively dye parts of yarns or textiles, leaving a design reserved in white on a colored ground. This can be applied to the yarn before weaving (ikat), or to the finished textile. The latter type can be divided into techniques where the design is reserved using a liquid resist such as wax (batik), or compression-resist techniques such as stitch resist (tritik) and tie-dye (plangi).

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