THE BEAUTY OF TRADITIONAL
BATIK MALAYSIA
WHAT IS BATIK?
The word “batik” means “to dot,” and can be translated as “wax writing” or “drawing with broken lines.” The production of hand-drawn batik in Malaysia is fairly recent, and is inspired by Javanese Batik Tulis (hand-written). Malaysian batik has developed its own aesthetics, and is distinguishable from Javanese batik.Batik Cap (hand-stamped), however, has been produced by artisans on the East Coast of Malaysia using wooden blocks for the past few centuries.
WHAT MAKES BATIK UNIQUE?
Batik is a centuries-old art form that originated in Asia. The artist draws on a fabric using molten paraffin, which, when hardened, is resistant to dye. The fabric is then dipped in dye, dried, soaked in a bath of colour-fixing agent, and washed. This process is repeated with different dyes until the design is complete.
Batik Process: Hand Block Print Batik (Batik Chop)
Batik Process: Hand Drawn Batik (Batik Tulis)
Batik Process: Manual Coloring

WHO WE ARE?
Batek-Lah collection was managed by Lim Trading since 2012. Lim Trading is well established since 1980 and notable in the local batik industry with more than 40 years of experience.
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