I first tried my hand on batik painting during Malaysia Tourism Hunt 2012, at Noor Arfa Batik in Terengganu. It was one of the challenges that we had to over come. While some people find painting the batik therapeutic, I find it stressful. See, I am not creative and it takes a lot of effort for me to complete a small piece of batik.
D’Har Sdn. Bhd. (Batik Har Enterprise) in Batu Caves, Selangor, was one of the stops we made recently, to see for ourselves how batik is really made. It is definitely a long process: drawing, waxing, painting, and then processing the cloth to seal the colour.
D’Har Sdn. Bhd.’s workshop produces batik from the AD Rahman label, by veteran batik designer, Abdul Rahman. With more than thirty years of experience, Abdul Rahman who got his big break in 1979, has ventured into many different aspects of the batik fashion business, culminating in the opening of his own batik design business in 1985.
The AD Rahman batik collections, which incorporate age-old tradition with a touch of modernity, are showcased around the world, including at the renowned Harrods department store in London, United Kingdom.
D’Har Sdn. Bhd. (Batik Har Enterprise)
Add: 5, Jalan 25, Selayang Baru, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor.
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