What To Buy in Singapore

While Singapore is not the bargain-basement it used to be 20 or 30 years ago, it is still one of the world’s best shopping destinations, with glitzy malls, high-street shops and authentic bazaars where you can find virtually everything you can think of, from the latest in electronics and gadgets to Chinese religious art, and […]

Explore Handicrafts of Rajasthan India

Rajasthan is a land of great heritage in terms of arts and crafts. The handicrafts of Rajasthan are world wide famous for their exquisite flavor. The exclusive range of Rajasthani handicrafts is accredited by all. The astounding handicrafts are a must see and buy on your Rajasthan tour. At the backdrop of serene desert, is […]

Creating Your Own Design on Fabric

With all the choices at your local fabric store, why design your own? Because when you're the designer you can personalize your fabric just the way you want it. Need a summer tote bag? White cotton fabric with a brushed blue wave design or a simple sun motif provides that touch of personalization. For inspiration […]

Batik Fabric – Indonesia and Malaysia

Batik fabric is cloth which normally uses the wax-resist dyeing technique to produce such patterns. However, due to advances in the field of printing, many products are put into the category of batik even though they were not made with traditional methods. The popular and well regarded Javanese Batik has designs that are based on […]

Types of Batik

The art of decorating cloth using wax and dye is an age-old tradition and has been discovered in many parts of the world. However, the development of the technique to the highly sophisticated and intricate form known as batik first took place on the island of Java, principally in and around the royal cities of […]

The Meaning of Batik

What is batik? I can safely make this statement that while many people know or have heard about this word, especially so here in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, but many people do not, or rather, have got a wrong misconception of batik itself. In my discussions with friends and general public, many people have mistaken […]

Ancient Art Of Batik In The Modern World

With the recent economic "waking up" of global emerging markets, it would only be logical that other social segments of such markets would enjoy a revival of sort as well, and art forms of many kinds are no exception to this new found revival. An artist from such an emerging market is Rita and she […]

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