The Art of Malaysia Batik Craft and Painting

The origin of Malaysia batik production is known from the trade relations of Javanese coastal cities with the Melayu Kingdom in Jambi. Javanese batik has influenced the batik craft in peninsular of Malaysia when the Javanese batik makers introduced the use of wax and copper blocks on Malaysia’s east coast at late of 1920s. With over 40 years of Malaysia batik and handicrafts industry, Jadi Batek is one of the well-known batik handicrafts manufacturer which is possesses a local wealth of batik knowledge with its initiative in batik fashion industry.

Today, there are many talented batik artisans are well inherited from the greatest art of batik craft and extended the painting experience in Jadi Batek Gallery in Malaysia. There are two major types of batik which are hand-drawn batik and stamped batik. Hand-drawn batik designs are drawn on various fabrics such as cotton, linen, rayon and silk with hot liquid wax. Stamped batik’s canting replaced by a copper block or a wooden stamp with pattern bottom and dipped into wax and printed onto the fabrics.

Visitors to Jadi Batek Gallery are most welcome for a memorable experience of Malaysian batik and handicrafts. The gallery with huge space can easily accommodate groups of visitors at one time and provide a batik tour to share more about the heritage of the Batik. Furthermore, visitors can choose to participate the batik making process and create their own batik painting masterpiece in the workshop.

Today, Batik has become an official national attire for formal occasions in Malaysia. Batik has evolved from a handicraft into a unique art and it inspired people well the most. And we believe the beautiful pieces of Batik art will be inherited for another more decades in future.

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