Thursday, April 23, 2015

Batiks from Malaysia

Another adventure I went on in March was to take a Friendly Planet tour to Malatsia!
I've always wanted to visit the island of Borneo.  It is a land of so many interesting animals, habitats and people.
 I thought my Fabric Friends might be interested in seeing some of the beautiful fabrics that are made in Malaysia!  Here are some sarongs hanging on washing lines outside a traditional long house.  They are very worn but still they hold their color and pattern.  The sign of real Batiks!

This one has more of a chinese influenced design and the one below is a more traditional design to Malaysia and Indonesia.
Both men and women wear Batiks in a wrap around fashion called a Sarong.  It's about 2 meters of fabric.
Women wear the sarong full length or as a skirt like the women on the lower right.
I'll share pix of some of the fabrics that I collected next time.  
Cheers, CW


  1. ohh I would love to see more of those fabrics ... though I have to admit I wouldn't know what to do with them except look/stare/squint at them ...

  2. Fun time exploring! What an adventurer you are!!

  3. The batiks are beautiful. thanks for bringing me some samples. I can't wait to cut into them!