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Jayamali Batiks Studio

Central Market | Market Street, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Ranked #1 of 19 Shopping in Kandy
Type: Shops, Shopping
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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. In case if the shop is closed, please do not hesitate to call me as it is a pleasure to open my store for you within 20 minutes............... 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Very interesting and friendly. I would highly recommend a visit to his store. It is not the cheapest but his quality and work is the best. So you pay for what you get. Very happy with my purchase.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the best Batik studio I visited during a month long trip in Sri Lanka. To my knowledge, he is the last true creator and seller or authentic batiks in his area. Every single other vendor will tell you they are handmade and custom- this is simply not true. While the prices reflect the amount of work and dedication... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I bought an elephant. It's hanging on my wall. All my friends love that pic. I just regret I didn't buy more :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I had a great experience visiting the Jayamali Batiks Studio. Not only are the products there very impressive but the owner is indeed concerned about the customer and gave a great intro to how batiks are made. I warmly recommend this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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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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