With Merdeka celebrations around the corner, there's no better way to mark the occasion than by creating patriotic works of art—inspired by our Malaysian identity and enduring love for Batik! It's time to say "Can Lah" to the Batik artist in you. On top of being a fun activity for you and your family during #StayHome season, our DIY Batik Craft Kits make thoughtful Merdeka gifts too.
Each kit comes fully equipped with all the painting materials you need to unleash your inner artisan. This includes:
A Printed Malaysian-Inspired Batik Design, Lined With Wax on 100% Cotton.
This concept which stays true to the original Batik technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth. The wax technique was employed by local Malaysian Batik artisans from as early as the 1920s, and is carried out either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a ‘tjanting’, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a ‘cap’. If you’ve ever seen a Batik artist at work, and wish you could have a go, well—now’s your time to shine.
Time to bloom with creativity
A Not-So-Blank Canvas for Creative Souls Who Need a Little Direction
When you’re stuck at home looking for things to do, or need a fun activity for your restless kids...When you’re itching for creative expression, or simply something pretty to decorate your space (that’s handmade by you). It’s the perfect moment for you to whip out your brush, and enjoy the peaceful hush that painting grants you.
Our DIY Batik Craft Kits come individually mounted on a cardboard frame that also acts as an elevated painting canvas. It’s also pre-defined with waxed lines to help with colouring inside the lines. This helps with concentration, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, and colouring skills, which is great for children and adults alike.
Messages of Optimism and Joy That Make Meaningful Gifts
Want to tell someone special that in spite of insurmountable odds, he or she still: “Can lah!”? Or maybe you’d like to encourage someone near and dear to your heart to take things one day at a time, with this famous Malaysian colloquial phrase: “Sikit-sikit, lama menjadi bukit.” (Translated in English, that’s Malay for: “Keep at it, bit by bit your hard work will eventually grow and pay off.”)
Let’s face it, you may not always feel like much of a “world changer” or superhero, but you can make a difference in someone else’s life with the unique gift of words. Presented to loved ones at the right time and stage in their journey, these personalised messages of joy can mean the WORLD.
Keep Calm and Colour On Dyes (X3), 1 Brush and a Pallet
When life throws you lemons, go out and make Batik. Each DIY Batik Kit comes complete with colours to brighten your day. You don’t need to go out and buy painting stuff on your own (that’s half the creative battle lost for many aspiring artists!), just get your brush out from your very own all-in-one, ready Batik Kit. Below, we list the full Batik Kit specs with every purchase:
- Weighs in at: 113g
- Size: 12 1/4”H (40cm)
- Suitable for: Batik painting beginners and Kids over 4 years of age
- Qualification: None required, just add imagination
A Piece of Art That Reminds You of Home
We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the Malaysian in you. You are several races in one, different flavours and cultures blended across 63 years of rich history; steeped in heritage, art and well, need we say more—batik. So do grab a piece of this history for yourself, your family, friends, and colleagues while stocks last. Get it as gifts. Our Batik Kits make unique Merdeka Corporate Gifts any Malaysian will appreciate. Hang it high like a flag to remind yourself and others of home, no matter where you may be. Happy Merdeka, Malaysia.
Batik Boutique creates ethical gifts, apparel and fashion accessories made from authentic Malaysian batik. Every one-of-a-kind piece is crafted by artisan communities. Each sale goes towards sustaining their livelihoods and promoting the cultural heritage of Malaysian batik.