The process is what is called resist dyeing, the design is in the negative. Many times there is are several dyeing cycles. The first, a lighter shade, would be the what the artisan wants the design to be in. After that dye cycle a design is blocked or drawn on to the fabric in wax. The beauty of using wax is that it cracks as it drys, and you get these thin veins of color. Once the wax is dry the cloth is then dyed again, in the darker color. The color that the artisan wants to be the negative space.
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