There's much to see here. Indian Batik Print Scarves. Batik is a technique of wax resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Indians are known to use resist method of printing designs on cotton fabrics, which can be traced back 2000 years. Initially, wax and even rice starch were used for printing on fabrics. Until recently batik was made only for dresses and tailored garments, but modern batik is applied in numerous items, such as murals, wall hangings, paintings, household linen, and scarves.