The Process Part 3.
Waiting for batik to dry between dips. Each dip produces a new shade of colour.
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It was one of those lucky moments when we turned into a small side road to look at some coloured fishing boats and chanced upon a herd of buffalo wallowing in the mud in the shallows of a river. It was so exciting to see what has become a rare sight.
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The Process Part 2.
Dipping in the indigo dye.
When you take the batik out of the dye it is a lime green colour until it comes in contact with oxygen and goes blue. It is fascinating to watch and as it is a natural dye you never quite know the result.
Do you know what this is? If you are a wine drinker you probably do, however, these huge old casks are not what we typically see these days. This one happened to be on display at the Valle Museum of Wine. If you are visiting Valle de Guadalupe, the museum is worth a stop. You may learn some surprising little tidbits such as the Russian connection to the Valle and wine in the region. When I think of wine I don’t think of the Russians. What trivia have you learned when travelling??