The Smithsonian Institution is offering a new way to wear batik, with new materials that will keep it alive and functional.
In the fall, the museum will introduce a new batik line to its collection, which includes a new cotton-knit scarf that uses a unique combination of wool and fabric.
“We wanted to explore how bats are living, breathing, and caring for each other, and we wanted to design a batik that is both warm and comfortable,” said Rebecca Fiegl, the curator of the museum’s collections, in a statement.
The new batika fabric will be available in the fall through the end of 2019.
Its goal is to create the perfect companion for people who want to look their best while still having a warm place to lay their head.
“It’s also a way for people to stay connected to the batik,” Fiego said.
Batik has been worn by people of all ages and abilities.
The word comes from the Sanskrit word for a woman, batis, which means “bat,” and the traditional textile was used to wrap up garments for religious and ritual purposes.
The batik is made up of wool, cotton, and silk, which is spun into a mesh and knitted together.
This makes the fabric lightweight and lightweight yet durable enough to hold the wearer up and cool off.
Batiks can be used to wear with a variety of outfits, but the newest design is especially suited for a day-to-day wear.
The scarf is made from a blend of cotton and silk wool, and the scarf will be made from cotton, linen, or cotton/polyester.
It’s a combination of fabrics that is a “sophisticated yet affordable alternative to traditional batik in terms of cost and quality,” Fiesco said.
This new batiki scarf will go on sale to the public at a later date.