The batik headscarves made in the northeastern Iranian city of Osku are being exported to several countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan.

Batik, a technique of wax-resist dyeing, is used in crafting these totally handmade shawls in Osku, East Azarbaijan Province.

The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.

The silk used in these unique shawls are also woven in Osku.

Here are Mizan’s photos of the process of making batik shawls:

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