Indonesian batik hand-work has been used to decorate this elephant. Batik wood is decorated using the same technique as batik cloth. The artisan prepares the surface, then sketches a design. The part that will not be coloured is then covered with wax. The wood is then dyed, painted with a brush or soaked before the wax is removed by peeling or with hot water. This is repeated for each colour in the design. The product is then dried and sanded to a fine finish.
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