Jadi Batek Gallery is a large batik and handicraft centre in Kuala Lumpur. It is well established (since 1976) as a popular KL tourist shopping attraction.
Batik items on sale here include lengths of batik dress-making material, ready-to-wear apparel such as dresses, blouses, scarves, pareos, kaftans, men’s shirts, children’s clothing, tablecloths, coasters, wall hangings and other batik artworks.
In Malaysia, leaves and flowers are the most popular motifs for batik but fish and animal designs are also created, especially for the tourist market.
Other handicraft products include T-shirts, pewter-ware, spa products, hand-made soaps from Langkawi, ornaments, herbal teas, durian coffee, mounted butterflies and insects, wood carvings from Borneo, masks from Indonesia, hand-made bags and baskets, jewellery and Malaysian souvenirs.
Jadi Batek has a small team of talented batik artists who are all Malaysians. It is impressive to see the ease with which they create their beautiful works of art. This gallery is helping to protect Malaysia’s heritage by providing opportunities for these artisans to earn a living from this age old handicraft.
There are two main techniques for Batik making in Malaysia:
Classes can be arranged for visitors to learn the basics then try out their own skills and take home a piece of batik art as a memory of the trip.
The costs of the lessons, which includes all the materials and tools required, are as follows:
20 x 20 cm Small
30 x 40 cm Standard
90 x 90 cm Scarf
90 x 200 cm Pareo
< 60 mins
It is best to book your lesson in advance to avoid disappointment. See contact details below for bookings.
Corporate team building events and other special occasions can also be arranged.
Open daily from 9 am to 5.30 pm.
There is no charge for watching the batik artists at work and no obligation to buy anything
This a large gallery and a good place to shop for all kinds of Malaysian and Southeast Asian handicraft and souvenir products all under one roof. What makes it special is the ability to see skilled batik artists at work and to try your hand at making your own masterpieces.
I have marked the exact location on this map:
JADI BATEK GALLERY SDN. BHD.
30, Jalan Inai, Off Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Tel : (60)3 - 2145 1133
Fax : (60)3 - 2141 0179
If you have any money left over you might want to continue shopping at these places which are a short walk away: