Batik Factory visit in Weligama

Batik weaving are two of Sri Lanka’s most important and traditional industries when it comes to the textile sector. More importantly, they represent an integral part of the country’s rich culture and have given a vivacious and vibrant identity to the Island. Batiks and handlooms are unmistakably striking and unique in their designs of bright hues. Often adorned with large prints of animals, flowers, Kandyan dancers and peraheras; Batik making is famous in the towns of Hikkaduwa, Galle, North of Negombo up to Mahawewa.

Lekha Batik - Welihinda, Weligama

Welihinda village on Weligama is at the center of the artistic batik art and is approximately 12 kilometers from Weligama town. Batik is a traditional form of painting on fabric. They use dots and lines of wax in order to create a pattern. It is very impressive to see. Often it is impossible to see how they make batik, but Welihinda Lekha Batik center to see it anyway. Batik clothes weaving center in Lekha Batik is worth a visit to see everything. Batik souvenirs are very popular. Incidentally, you can buy batik on the entire island. However, a visit to a factory in Welihinda village is the best thing to do.

History of Batik

Batik is very special art, which requires a lot of patience and skill. It is a traditional fabric printing. The word "Batik" means "drawing with wax." The technique must be thousands of years old. It is proved that this art already appeared in the first centuries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
One suspects that it originated in India. Batik is quite different from the batik in Malaysia or the batik from Thailand. It is different in design, motif and the way in which one produces batik. In this technique, "paraffin wax" is used to cover components of the substance before this substance is dipped in a dye bath. So, that keep the part "was" covered with is the original colour. This method can be traced back 1,500 years and samples have been found in Egypt, Middle East, Turkey, India, China, Japan and West Africa. The traditional colors for Batik were derived from plants and trees.

Batik Processing

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool, called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp, called a cap. In this way, the applied wax-resists dyes allow the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desire. Batik making is a process with wax (candle wax), then dyeing, drying, and then cooking the material substances. Everything is done by hand. It requires a skill and over again reviewing what you've created.

Make your own Batik painting in Lekha Batik

Lekha batik offers make your own batik after a small training onsite. You can make your unique batik with Lekha batik Welihinda, Weligama. Ask for mire details when you visiting there.

Traditional Batik souvenirs

Perhaps there is Batik souvenir shops in the Weligama town of your hotel, where one can find the real batik.