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Kota Bharu, Malaysia - 30th November 2006

By: imajica

Then we continue the trip. The area heading the beach is popular with handicraft making among the villagers. They make Songket fabric and Batik painting, as well as traditional Wau Bulan (moon kite).

Songket is heritage fabric woven with gold threads. They wear Songket as formal and traditional attire, but mostly for wedding costumes, and the Royal costumes. Sometimes you can see handbags and purses and other items made of Songket too. I got the chance to see how Songket is woven.

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This is one of many different types of Songket

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In the same place they make Batik too. Batik is a traditional art applied on fabric either by painting or pressing a carved block. Batik is also used to make clothes as well as decorations.

This is Batik made by pressing method:

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And this is Batik made by painting:

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Along the way to the beach you can see many shops selling Batik dress like this

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* Posted Nov 30, 2006, 11:12 am Last edited Dec 1, 2006, 3:38 am by imajica [Quote] Go to the top of the page


 

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