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Batik - Malaysia

Malaysian Batik is famous on the east cost of Malaysia (Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang), but is available anywhere you go. The most popular motifs are leaves and flowers. At one time Malaysian Batik depicting animals were rare because Islam norms forbid animal images as decoration. However, the butterfly, peacock, and fish themes are now common exceptions. The Malaysian Batik is also famous for its geometrical designs, such as spirals.

After walking into the factory and seeing a myriad of styles, patterns, and colors I was even more intrigued to see the process and how the fashions are currently worn. Here’s a glimpse into the art of Batik….

He uses a very free-handed light approach to his work.

Hand Stamping the patterns on to the fabric is another common method. Here the guide is showing off some different designs. In the bottom right hand corner of the image above you can see one of the stamping plates.

Next I was brought into the dress shop where I was shown beautiful drawings of all different sorts of fashions, along with examples on the mannequins, and then the guide did a demonstration of how to wear Batik scarves, skirts, shirts, and dresses.


The colors, patterns, and fabrics used in Malaysian and Indonesian Batik have always fascinated me, the designs are absolutely amazing. Back in 1997 during my college days I took a class called “Historical and Contemporary Fabrics,” where I was first introduced to the art of Batik. My attention and interest was immediately captured by the process, skill, and beauty. I even ended up doing my class final paper & design project on Batik.

Batik Malaysia

While there has been some disagreement over which country in South East Asia first incorporated batik into their culture, it is generally agreed that the best products usually hail from Indonesia. While not far behind, Malaysian batik has never been as intricately designed as some of the Indonesian examples.
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meaw said...

dear,i like lukis batik! memang best gila :)

Abu Luqman said...

singgah pagi sini..sue

cik Nemo said...

wow! i love batik too, skarang masih belajar lagik...:)

sumanje said...

@meaw terima kasih
@Abu Luqman... thanks su singgah blog yg lagi satu tadi..

@cik Nemo manje pun suka pakai kain batik mama...ekkekekek

mykhalis said...

tapi kenapa orang kata batik indon lagik baik..sbb tue kerajaan kene larang kedatangan batik indon

e`one said...

iwe dtg sinieyh !!! ahahaha.. nk follow blog akak yang aner 1 nieyh??? hehe

Anonymous said...

nice batik patterns...but seri still prefers older design.

sori su..minggu ni seri banyak rehat kurang buat blogwalking.

~~su manje~~~ said...

@ my khalis.. em...memang takdapat di nafikan ....lembut dan bermutu dari sana...mungkin masih kekalkan cara yg asli untuk membuatnya

@e-one... em.....happy blogging and study dear

@seri... patut la su singgah 2 3 kali seri tak dtg em..ok...seri keep it up..yg penting kesihatan kene jaga

Lagenda said...

batik pink tu cantik sgt!!

dotblogspotdotkom said...

kalu teman yang buat... ntah jadi apa la gamaknye... huhuhu

Anonymous said...

sejak tukar theme warna hijau tu mood seri tiba2 je down. mungkin tak serasi dengan seri???