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Jayamali Batiks Studio

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Address: 196, 1st Floor (Upstairs) | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
Phone Number: +94 77 783 3938
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Description: My shop is situated inside the Kandy Central Market which is opposite the...
My shop is situated inside the Kandy Central Market which is opposite the Kandy 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 call me or get a free call from the next shop 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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Friendly and helpful service and great Batiks

Lovely Batiks and really helpful and friendly wee shop, would recommend anyone to visit while they are in Kandy

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely Batiks and really helpful and friendly wee shop, would recommend anyone to visit while they are in Kandy

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I was intrigued with moonstones after visiting the relics in Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa at the beginning of my holiday. Of course we passed by many souvenir shops that sold Batiks in Sri Lanka but wasn't really impressed with the craftsmanship. I came across 'Jayamali Batiks Studio' along with a few others after running a search in google. Meeting CJ was... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We visited Jamamali Batiks Studio towards the end of our holiday. After reading the Tripadvisor reviews we decided this was where we wanted to buy a souvenir for our home from. It was close when we arrived but the shop owner next door called him an the shop was open within 20minutes. The owner, CJ, wasn't like other store owners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This little shop is worth seeking out, upstairs at the Central Market. They have wonderful designs on good quality fabric. I bought a lovely wrap-around skirt and have not seen one as nice anywhere. It feels cool and silky and has a lovely design.

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Chieri, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I found Jayamali's batiks very attractive. The design is a well balanced fusion of tradition and new painting. The quality is excellent, not comparable with other batiks you can find in the market.

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Excellent batiks. Friendly service. This is a boutique shop. The designs will change and the range small, but only adds To the experience. Cheaper in stor than online. Easy to find, but a guide may not take you there as proprietor refuses to pay commission.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Having looked at several stores to buy some batiks,I soon realised that the quality of the batiks at Jayamali Bakis was far superior quality to the other stores. I choose two batiks which were amazing and he was very helpful. I would reccomend this store to anyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Great experience buying from Jayamali Batiks. We compared others and the Jayamali Batiks were far better than any we saw in Kandy. The location is a little out of the way, but don't let that discourage you, Jayamali are excellent!

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Hockessin, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I happened to walk by this store by chance...How lucky I was to meet CJ, the wonderful owner, and hear his unique story behind this one of a kind story. Jayamali Batiks Studio offers genuine, handmade Batiks. Each one tells a story whether they be ants, local people, butterflies, elephants, or an abstract design you'll find one that suits you.... More 

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Clermont, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I was looking for a batik from Sri Lanka. After much searching online, I found Jayamali Batiks Studio. I liked the pictures of the batiks displayed online and was reassured that they did excellent work after reading their reviews on TripAdvisor. I needed a 4'x6' batik, and I could not find anything already made that was that size. I emailed... More 

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