It is a unique form of painting that finds vibrant expression
on the fabrics.
Silk painting technique where designs are outlined
with gutta or water-based resists, which are applied
to white cotton or silk that
has been pre-washed, dried and stretched (on a stretcher). Once the gutta or water-based resist has dried, it acts as
a barrier for the dye or paint — keeping the color within the outlined areas of the design.
After the dye or paint has been properly set, the clear gutta
or resist is removed and
a defining line the color
of the original fabric remains. Then the color is set by steamor heat.