BISA is a Batik studio that also works with natural dyes and is located about 15 minutes outside of Ubud in Penjeng. Pak (Mr.) Agung opened it in 2002 to bring back the ancient trade of batiking. This is done by manually applying wax (called 'canting') into a pattern and is then dyed. More wax may be applied, dyed again, etc. and sometimes goes through several stages, until a beautiful and multi-colored pattern is created. The wax is taken off at the end of the process and voila: batik!
Ladies applying wax to cloth
Bowl of wax
Applying wax in 2nd stage
Some of their finest finished pieces on display