Baba & Island Batiks
Baba & Island Batiks
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
Jan 2020
When I went it was called Island & Baba Batiks - going by the carrier bag anyway! However, this seems to be the same place going by the pictures. I like making this sort of visit. Yes, I want to see all the stunning temples and caves and statues and gardens as well but a place like this gives you a feel for the local way of life and you feel you are learning something. I found this a fascinating visit and it was all very well presented. The shop was a bit expensive but not excessively so for what you were getting and so much better to bring home a homemade item that a mass produced fridge magnet!
Written February 13, 2020
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richiesmum
Rotorua, New Zealand34 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Taken here as part of our tour, the presentation is interesting. If you are going to buy be careful. Check the garments over completely (an item I bought had a large patch sewn in the back because the material had been cut short). And bargain. Their prices are more than 3 times higher than prices I saw in other places selling batik.
Written November 1, 2019
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Yuli66
New York City, NY260 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
We asked our guide to take us to see a nice batik place. The lady who explained us the process was very clear and showed us around. We were the only ones there and got everybody to explain to us what they are doing and how. We enjoyed every moment of the experience.
After half an hour our guide asked if we want to buy anything- unlike some people who reviewed this place in the past - we didn’t feel any pressure to buy anything. It is expensive but we felt that the ladies put so much time and effort therefore they deserve it. We bought a tablecloth and we are very happy with it!
Written December 30, 2018
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Sriluck
Dubai, United Arab Emirates124 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
Out tour driver took us here on our way to Kandy. The lady guide explained the Batik process in 5 minutes. And then showed us how they do it - some women were working on it. But the interesting part (to them) is the shop - they take us there & ask us if we like to buy. We felt pressured but did not give in - Batik is way too cheaper in India, where we hail from. So we kind of ignored it & just browsed through the shop. They understood and did not care much about us after this. We said Bye after 5 minutes and left.
Written August 2, 2017
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Chickerdees
Melbourne, Australia372 contributions
Aug 2019
The methods of batik are clearly explained as we watch artisans during every stage of the process. Then there is the opportunity to buy, and a bit of pressure is applied.
Written August 30, 2019
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nae21
Gold Coast, Australia197 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Taken here as one of our tour stops. Everyone agreed it was very informative and interesting to see the complicated and lengthy process that is batik. No hard sell at the end, but some chose to make a purchase. I thought it was rather expensive.
Written March 29, 2019
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Jayne J
Mackay, Australia2,658 contributions
Mar 2019 • Friends
Really interesting to see the process on how batik is made. So much work goes into making each unique design using wax and colours on a cotton based material. Of course the shop prices are a bit over the top, a tablecloth as an example cisting over $200.
Well worth seeing though.
Written March 5, 2019
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Georgie
6 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
I am so happy!! When I was in Sri lanka in January with my father, we went to Baba Batik and were so impressed by the beautiful hand-made pieces. I ordered a queen quilt set to be custom made and sent to Australia. It arrived today and it is gorgeous! Its exactly what I asked for and the quality is outstanding. I am so pleased with the set as it is stunning. I would definately recommend this art house to future customers. Dinesh was in regular contact with me during the creating and delivery process. And my parcel arrived just as we had organised.
Thank you to the team at Baba Batik for creating such a special piece for me!
Written February 13, 2019
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Klaus G
Pretoria, South Africa1,074 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
The welcome was hearty and the tour and explanation was good. But the sales talk and prices put us off.
Written June 25, 2018
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SunnyandBuster
Seattle, WA773 contributions
Mar 2018 • Friends
Baba batiks is set up specifically for tourists. The demo area is nicely done but the staff don’t feel very engaged. The women in the sales area were friendly and also eager to make a sale. There batiks here are pretty though they were made more for the tourist market than as an art form.
If you are looking for a souvenir this is a decent place. If you are looking for quality textiles this is not your destination of choice.
Written May 7, 2018
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