KELANTAN - EAST COAST REGION OF PENINSULAR MALAYSIA
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BATIK

 

One of the most sought-after products in Kelantan, batik is a fabric available in floral, geometrical or abstract patterns. Originally worn as a sarong, these days batik is used to create fashionable scarves, shirts, pareos and other fashion items. The art of batik-painting consists of creating hand-drawn or printed motifs on a fabric, then applying waxes and dyes onto the cloth. Watch the artists create beautiful hand drawn patterns or try your hand at batik-painting. Batik factories are located in Kampung Putih, Kubor Kuda and Kampung Badan.

 
 
 

WAU / GIANT KITES

 

Giant kites are a proud and distinct symbol of the state. Kelantan?s kites are famed throughout Malaysia for their fine craftsmanship and beautiful designs. Requiring tremendous skill and patience, the art of kite-making is usually handed down through the generations. Popular types of kites are wau bulan (moon kite), wau kucing (cat kite) and wau merak (peacock kite). The kites that have been made here are regularly used in international competitions. In Kampung Kijang, visitors can watch how the giant kite is made and coloured as well as purchase exquisite souvenirs.

 
 
 

SONGKET

 

Songket or the Malaysian brocade is richly woven with gold or silver threadwork. Once exclusive to royalty, songket is now used by all, especially in weddings and ceremonies. In some songket weaving factories, visitors can watch ladies weaving this beautiful textile using traditional methods. Visit Kampung Penambang about 4km north of Kota Bharu to see this beautiful art.

 
 
 

KELANTAN SILVER

 

Kelantan is renowned for its 925 silver jewellery and silverware. The skilled silversmiths produce a variety of items such as rings, earrings, trays, cases and brooches. You can visit silversmiths at Kampung Sireh, Kampung Morak and Kampung Badang.

 
 
 

WOOD CARVING

 

Kelantan?s woodcarving is acclaimed as one of the best in the region. The artisans here produce ornate mirror frames, head boards, decorative panels for wall mounting and many more. Popular designs reflect floral motives and Islamic scriptures.

 
 
 
 
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