Remember how insane those Emek batiks were? Well, now The Faded Line Clothing Co. have a brand new one up, this time by Todd Slater. “The Flame”, featuring the image from Slater’s Ween Red Rocks poster, is a giant 45″ x 68″ batik wall hanging, each uniquely hand painted by a family in Bali (don’t worry, they are paid very well). Here is a little blurb about the process:
The word batik (pronounced Bateek) means “wax written” and this is basically what batik is. It is a way of decorating cloth by covering part of it with a coat of wax and then dyeing the cloth. The waxed area keeps its original color and when the wax is removed the contrast between the dyed and undyed area makes the pattern. Big, bold designs in bright colors are most striking.
They are limited to 100 pieces and cost $100. You can pick one up now at TheFadedLine.com.
Also, while you’re over there, check out the new Faded Line blog. It features pictures of a bunch of musicians wearing their clothing. Definitely cool to see a brand that focuses almost entirely on products inspired by poster artwork doing so well. Visit TheFadedLineClothingCo.Blogspot.com.