Description – Our batik collection is produced in a unique cottage industry by specialist craftsmen who pass their skills from generation to generation. Due to the distinctive colours and designs, there may be some loose dye on the surface of the fabric and some irregularities will occur as an inevitable feature of the hand printing process. Washing Instructions – Manufacturer says: We recommend hand washing separately in cold water taking extra care with dark colours. The dyes used include vegetable dyes and some fading may occur after washing. Please do not tumble or use bleach and use a cool iron on the reverse of the fabric for best results. We strongly recommend testing a small piece first to be sure.