Earth Dragon Tapestry of Indonesia Batik Fabric
This is not actually a tapestry in that it was no hand-woven on a loom, but tapestry has come to be a term commonly applied to batik banners.
This beautiful Earth Dragon batik banner was made in Bali in Indonesia by a group of women from the Ubud region. There are accents of hand-applied glitter.
Batik is a resist-dye process. Wax is applied in the design or areas that stay white, such as the drawing of the pattern itself. The dyes are painted on and blended. The dyes do not cross over the wax lines. Once the dyes are permanent, the wax is removed and the banner is spread out to dry. This time-honored, hand-made process is what renders the amazing detail and watercolor look to the fabric.
Once dry, the banner is hemmed by village craftswomen. Machine-washable on a cold water cycle and machine-dry on gentle.
This Earth Dragons banner measures 42 inches wide by 19 inches long with a 1-1/2 inch top hemmed pocket for a rod or dowel.
In Feng Shui, the beloved Earth Dragon is more quiet than the water, wood, fire or metal dragons. Earth Dragons attract money. This Earth Dragon Tapestry is ideal to hang near the far left corner of a room (far left from the doorway or entrance), house, office or building.