A batik is a traditional Persian rug with an ornate pattern that can be worn on top of a head scarf, as a scarf, or worn around the neck.
The pattern is made of gold, which has a distinct, contrasting color and is often embellished with a contrasting color.
Here’s how to create a Batik with a simple design.1.
Start by tracing a rectangle of paper or wood on the back of your notebook or in a piece of paper, and tracing the edges of it.
The outline of the rectangle should be about 2-inches across and 3-inches high.
Cut a piece about 3-by-4 inches long, then add a piece that is at least 2-by 3 inches long.2.
Create a rectangle on the front of your rug, and create a circle with your fingertips on the inside of the circle.
Cut an opening on the opposite side of the opening, and cut two circles in the same way.
Cut one circle to be about 1-inch in diameter.3.
Trace a piece 3-feet long on a sheet of paper on the outside of the box, and trace a rectangle 3-1/2 inches across the sheet.
Trace the edges to the same width as the rectangle, and the corners to the exact same width.4.
Create an opening in the center of the paper, about 2 inches in diameter, and then trace a line that goes around the top of the line.
Trace another line that runs down the length of the sheet, tracing it along the edges.
Cut the lines and cut the opening in a 1-by 1-foot area, creating a circle that is about 2 feet across.5.
Create another opening in your box, about the same size as the opening you created in step 1, and fill it with paper, pencils, and/or markers.
This opening should be at least 1-quarter of the size of the previous opening, so that the paper on top has room to rest on the cardboard box.6.
Create one more opening in step 2, but this time with a smaller opening than the one you created earlier.
Create the opening around the perimeter of the rug.
Trace one of the lines that runs along the edge of the first opening, creating an opening of about 2.5 inches wide.7.
Trace around the inside and outside of your opening to create two circular openings.
These will be 1-1.5 feet long.
Cut two circles, about 3.5-by 4-inches wide, so you have one large opening at the top and one smaller opening at either side.8.
Create two more openings in step 3.
These are the same sizes as the first two openings, and they should be 3-3/4 inches apart.
Trace lines to form a circle about 3 inches wide at the center.9.
Cut another circle about the size and shape of the other opening, then cut a circle just larger than the opening to form the second opening.10.
Create three more openings, making two larger and one larger.
These three openings are about 3 to 3.25 inches apart, and each should be 1 to 1.25 feet in diameter at the front and 1 to 3 feet in size at the back.11.
Place two pieces of cardboard next to each other to form your pattern, making sure you cut the edges with the sharpest knife you have on hand.
You can place a box over one of your openings so that you can use it as a mat for the pattern.12.
Repeat step 9, except this time place the box next to the box in step 9-a-b, instead of the cardboard, so the pattern fits the box.13.
Use your knife to cut the first ring of the pattern to form its edge.
Make sure you are cutting the edge at a 90-degree angle from the front, as this will make it easier to make a circle when cutting out the pattern, rather than at an angle from a corner.14.
Trace about two inches from the center line on the first box, making a line about 3 feet long and about 2 to 3 inches across, then trace an even longer line to the right of the edge.
Trace an even wider line at the bottom of the second box.
Trace it again at the opposite corner.
Trace that line again to the top corner.
Cut your circle to the shape of your next box, creating another circle, at the same angle as the previous one.15.
Place your pattern on the top box, placing the box between the two holes you made in step 4.
Cut out the first circle to create an opening that is 1 to 2 inches wide, and you should now have two circles.16.
Create your second circle, creating the opening that you created last time, by cutting a line through the center, as shown in the picture above.
Trace three more lines to the opposite corners of the top rectangle.
Trace them together at the middle, making