The serenity in the image plus the gracefulness in the overall painting has been reflective of the traditional Batik style. The Lord who is otherwise identified with destructive forces is being painted in a graceful, grave manner. The meditative posture of the Lord on the tiger is a clear indication of his conquering the self. The trident of the Lord is also painted prominently. Snakes are coiled around his neck. His body is painted indigo. The method of dewaxing has given special effect to the figure.
Serene Shiva - Indian Batik Painting