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Jayamali Batiks Studio

No. 196, 1st Floor | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Ranked #1 of 17 Shopping in Kandy
Type: Shops
Owner description: My shop is located at the Kandy Central Market which is opposite the Clock Tower and it is not difficult to find as it is a well known local market in... more » Owner description: My shop is located at the Kandy Central Market which is opposite the Clock Tower and it is not difficult to find as it is a well known local market in Kandy. The shop is open from 9.00am to 6.00pm every day..... Jayamali Batiks Studio, one of the most famous batik studios in Kandy, was founded in 1979 by Jayakody. He discovered his talent to create unique batik wall hangings and started the business with very few means at his home as a family business. His unique style of designing modern, artistic and unusual designs to a very high quality fascinated the foreign guests who visited his studio. « less
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

After stumbling upon the market we wandered through the shops and stopped at this particular one. We stepped inside to admire the beautiful, creative and detailed batiks. Thankfully we did! We learned about much more than batiks. Very interesting man. Very generous with his time and his knowledge. Definitely make a visit to this shop a priority! Thank you to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Chaminda is an amazing artist and you can tell he has a huge passion for his art form. All the pieces we looked at, both modern and traditional were well made a beautiful. He was happy to go through the process of their creation and spend time going through different designs so that we could find exactly what we wanted.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We entered Jayamali shop after having purchased batiks at other stores. We immediately realized Jayamali quality was so much higher we questioned the owner of the secret behind. We spent two hours in the shop listening about colors, patterns and attention to details which lead to this very high quality products. Even if we already made our purchases we decided... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

if you are looking for high quality traditional and contemporary batiks which are different from the ones you can buy on every corner this is the place to go. the owner is also very kind and told us a lot about the manufacturing process and the principles of buddhism.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've read about this shop in our guidebook. Jayamali Batik Studio is a small shop located at the central market of Kandy. The owner is very kind and friendly and not pushy at all. He presented us extremely interesting facts about producing batiks, the designs used for his batiks and buddhism in general. The handcrafted batiks are very beautiful and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stumbled upon this shop when visiting the central market. The owner is very welcoming and informative. We had a pleasant conversation about the meaning of motifs and the whole process of making batiks. There are some pictures of the process too so it is easier to imagine it. We also learned a lot about the culture and Buddhism. Batiks... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

After looking through dozens of stalls all over Kandy and the surrounds we were directed to this shop by our driver. We walked in and we're overcome by the incredible colors, detail, quality of work and especially by the artists personality that comes through in every design. The shopkeeper was polite and helpful (a pleasant change from the norm here)... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We didnt know about this store , our tour guide brought us here , when we visited the Kandy Muncipial Market. We have a lot of traditional batiks also in Indonesia , so batiks are common for us. The quality of the batiks in this JayaMali Batik Studio ,overall was nice ,handmade by the store's family.We bought a piece ,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I admit I didn't know anything about this shop until the friends I was traveling with mentioned it. We were in Kandy to see the Temple of the Tooth and the cultural show later that day so we spent time beforehand going to different shops. Jayamali Batiks Studio was seen on Trip Advisor by my mates so we stopped by.... More

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Toulouse, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

If you want to bring back a traditionnal and typical souvenir from Sri Lanka, batiks are what you have to look for. You will find them in a lot of shops but most of the time they will not be handmade unlike Jayamali's batiks. Those pieces of art (hence the price) will be perfect to decorate your walls. On top... More

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