Princess Mirah batiks are steeped in Balinese tradition and are an exacting form of Asian art. The ancient Indonesian technique was to apply the wax with a metal-tipped wooden instrument. Today, to improve production, a copper cap or stamp is designed, then dipped in wax and stamped on the fabric to create the pattern. The fabric is then dipped multiple times into the dye, sometimes in multiple colors. It may also be crushed to produce a textured effect. Drying the fabric outside in the sunshine produces vibrant colors. Finally, the fabric is washed in hot water where the wax is melted away.