A Decorative approach to Batik

Posted by Lakshmi

Monday 14 February 2011

Oooo!    What a perfect day....It's Valentine Day today  and to all those in love with their spouses/ mates and especially to all those who are generally in love with everything and everyone around them, here's my toast to all of you lovely ladies - Have a terrific time and celebrate life to the fullest - here's to a great Valentine Day out .

A decorative painting approach to batik design. This was what I saw at Tengku Norashikin's house when I went there a few days ago.  It was quite different from the country style painting of course, but then,  batik is a unique art by itself.  The finished product is what you see below:

Shikin's batik in decorative art style

Siti Zulainah with her proud handiwork

This is Ara Maisarah's handwork.  The blue background is Jo Sonja's Blue Violet.  It does make a good contrasting background for the white daisies.   I've never tried that combination before but will do so now!

Definitely like her turban style headscarf, so Arabesque and gypsy like................................

 A beautiful rose design on a clock plaque by Shikin

 This is one of the cute small metal tubs
 painted with bows and ribbons . I think it was made for Tom Thumb's wedding ! 

 The same tub as above but here the ribbon design as painted in the back.

 Items like these are usually given to guests at Malay weddings as  wedding tokens.  Most often,  names of the couple are printed and attached to these lovely giveaways.    

 Happy reading and painting



2 Responses to A Decorative approach to Batik

  1. Maite - vitoma

    Magníficos trabajos.

  2. Candles making

    This is great ART

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