Batik is one of the most sought after asian art, and Langkawi batik is not an exception. There are a lot of places selling batik products in Langkawi. The quality of the batiks are different and the best real batik are usually made of silk or cotton.
The best place for buying high quality Langkawi batik products is at the Atma Alam Batik Art Village. It's not far from the airport, situated between the Makam Purba (ancient tomb) and the Field of the Burnt Rice. Atma Alam Batik Art Village have men's, women's and childrens clothes, and of course, amazing batik paintings. The owner is an artist him self, so most of products made by himself. His wife is also an artist. They have a great variety of Langkawi batik products. A lot to choose from... However, the fixed prices are a bit higher than else where.
Atma Alam Batik Art Village is Langkawi's main batik production and sales center founded by Aza Osman (oil painter) and Roshadah Yusof (batik artist/designer). It is a treasure trove of local art and culture.
This Langkawi batik haven is the only one in Langkawi that provides you with "original and authentic Malaysian handcrafted items on Langkawi Island". You can find cushion covers, purses and handbags made of songket and cotton or silk batik casual wear and scarves. Don't forget to pick up your own unique, hand-painted batik beach dress here - you're guaranteed not seeing another person wearing the same batik pattern.
You can also find original oil-painted masterpieces on canvas and oil and batik paintings at Atma Alam Batik Art Village. There is also a cafe available here for you to take a break from the shopping.
If you're interested in learning how to batik, you can participate in the special batik classes conducted by the owner's wife, Roshadah Yusof - one of the best known batik artists in Malaysia. She'll happily teach you the ancient Asoan art of batik, how to handle cotton, wax, paint and the brush. You can do something different and learn to express yourself.
Atma Alam Batik Art Village is open from 9am through 8pm daily.
How to Batik Cloth
Make a plain shirt or skirt fancy with this easy - but messy - technique.
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