Batik fabrics go through a process of being stamped with a wax form, dyed, then boiled in water to remove the wax before being dyed again. This process pre-shrinks the fabric and causes the fabric to be colored all the way through so that the design is the same on both sides. The fabric is then laid on the ground to dry before being wrapped onto bolts. There are however times that small bits of wax or grass may remain on the fabric. This can be removed simply by bushing it off or ironing the fabric.