Monday, 20 October 2008

'Jendela Batik'- Pushing the Boundaries for Malaysian Batik

Lovely vibrant color isn't it? These are nature design fabric from Jendela Batik collection. I was searching for local fabric design & i found these...

I remember my maternal grandmother (a nyonya, who my sis, brother & i adore so much) use to wear those batik sarong with her daily white clothes . She did not wear kebaya like those nyonya did. She only put on her best 'kebaya with sarong batik & keronsang' on special occasion like during wedding dinners, chinese new year etc....

"Batik is a wax-resist dyeing technique used on textile. Batik is found in several countries of West Africa, such as Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon and Mali, and in Asia, such as India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Iran, the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand. However, it is in Indonesia that it is considered a national art form. " -Wikipedia.
Jendela Batik believes believes that the possibilities for Malaysian Batik are limitless. They push the boundaries of current batik design by challenging the notion of a 'typical' Malaysian Batik without dismissing the concept entirely. Jendela Batik focus in re-interpret batik, re-innovate traditional techniques & motifs & locate it within a more modern & progressive Malaysian & global identity. This is what i get from Jendela's website but what i really crave for is the concept behind those beautifully done individual art pieces...

Below are designs from contemporary fabric that i love the most!
Do check-out batik making process
a+. jendela batik
a+. wikipedia batik

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