Batik fabrics is a type of resist printing process in which wax is applied to the fabric in specific areas. When the wax hardens, the fabric is submerged in dye. ... The fabric is then boiled to remove the wax. This fabric-dyeing method makes cotton look crackled. The cotton fabric used for batik is typically the tightest weave and highest thread count cotton you can buy. ... It is a 100% quilting weight woven cotton in a 220 thread count.