Saturday, January 23, 2016

Dos-Γ -Dos Bound Wedding Guestbook

Both front cover facing each other

First front cover

Second front cover

The binding detail; Coptic binding

The other side of the binding

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Batik Block Workshop

I always wanted to experience making my country's traditional art. Batik, Songket, Tekat, and many more. For me, my country is so unique that we unite as one despite of different races, beliefs and roots. Almost each state have their own type of art and craft that has been pass through generation.


Sadly, in Malaysia, the appreciation of handmade is still low where people cannot appreciate much and pay more for it. I think most Malaysian now prefer cheaper things (if they do not come with popular brand) or either go for expensive branded stuff.

So, going down to know the maker and see how they do the work was a great experience for me. I learn how to differentiate handmade and printed batik, so whenever I go shop, I know that these handmade batik should not be bargained.

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The workshop was very very very intensive but Alhamdulillah, I manage to complete one block draft :) Now let the picture tell the rest of the stories

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Thank you to Maryam for giving us the opportunity to experience this in our life. I love to use batik as one of the fabric for my handmade book so personally, I feel so blessed to be able to get into the process of making batik. I hope I can experience other traditional art and craft in future :)