Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, Jadi Batek Gallery is one of the largest batik and handicrafts center in the city centre. Here, you can learn the process on how to make a batik that perfectly showcase the heritage of Malaysia. Visitors can experience the transformation of plain white cloth into a beautiful example of batik as the in-house artisans work to create impressive, colourful and lovely pieces.
By using long-established methods, the experiecnd batik artisans use wax to outline unique designs before colouring each section to create impressive batik. These visually stunning fabric creations can then be used in a variety of creative ways from contemporary fashion garments to more traditional pareos (sarongs) and even handbags.
Besides get to learn the process of making batik, everyone can try to create their own unique batik design in the gallery, where participants will receive all the tools and expert guidance to make their own unique design. Designs can be inspiration from flora and fauna such as flowers, butterflies, birds, tigers or historical building and iconic landmark, as well as your favourite cartoon character. The session normally takes two hours, from sketching your own design, drawing hot wax with a traditional tool and painting dye on the fabric to create your own masterpiece. Batik painting is an interesting activity that suitable for all age group and you will be able to bring home your piece of artwork.
As a one-stop handicraft centre, Jadi Batek retail showroom offers an impressive range of products that suitable for all budgets and preferences, from a rich collection of ready to wear batik for men, women and children, to Malaysian handicrafts such as pewter ware, silverware, carved wood and basketry. Let’s visit the gallery today for a holistic experience in Malaysian batik and handicrafts.