Genuine Batik

Genuine Batik, Hikkaduwa: Hours, Address, Genuine Batik Reviews: 5/5

Genuine Batik
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Art Galleries
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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dch236
Manchester, UK8 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
What a lovely, helpful and talented man this is, we bought a beautiful batik which I'm looking forward to hanging on our wall.
Written January 9, 2020
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Naomi
6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Genuine Batik is an unique art gallery with a great variety of batiks created by Mr.J.Hirantha Wimalarathne. I'm truely impressed by his talent and workshop. Mr. Hirantha is full of passion and he is eager to explain the technique he is using and he can show you around his workshop if you are even more interested in numerous steps required to create a batik. You can buy not only batiks different in size and colours but also tableclothes, shirts, bags and dresses. It's a great gallery situated in a beautiful garden.
Written December 16, 2019
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Kamil I
Porto, Portugal6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Unique art gallery&workshop with 100% handmade batiks. Owner is a great artist and person. His work is breathtaking. Mr. J.Hirantha Wimalarathne creates batiks in form of paintings, tableclothes, bags and even clothes. He explains everything about his technique and shows his workshop. I highly recommend his Jungle Shop. Everyone will find something for herself/himself.
Written December 16, 2019
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Jackie B
12 contributions
Nov 2019
If your on the road nearby it is worth finding the time to visit. A very clean garden and house where you can see the workshop and then look at finished Batiks.
Super work a very skilled man.
Written November 4, 2019
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MimsandNin
Nottingham, UK206 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Visited here and were taken around the workshop and had the principals of batik explained to us. It still baffles my brain all the processes that each piece goes through and the time spent on each design. Every piece is original and we bought 3 pieces, 2 quite large. It’s really interesting and we were going to buy one one two pieces but I felt slightly put off with the up-selling...
Written March 17, 2019
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Lone S Bach
Skoedstrup, Denmark12 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Fantastic place . The proprietor is an incredibly skilled artisan. Here you get the best and most beautiful batik in the best quality. The place itself is an experience you must not miss.
I give the warmest recommendations to Genuine Batik ❤️
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Written March 1, 2019
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Vitalijus T
Vilnius, Lithuania2 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
If You have a free hour, You definetly should visit this place. This guy is amazing and his work is inspiring and realy high quality. He show us all his workshop and how thous peases of art are done by hand. Better call before visiting, because he can be away for town.
Written February 16, 2019
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Jenny W
Soller, Spain12 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
Genuine Batik is also known as Jungle Batik and it is a bit d difficult to find. Our taxi driver asked a few people and we got there in the end! Operating from a workshop in his garden, the owner is a dedicated artist, explaining the process of batik before taking us into his house to see the work for sale. We bought several pieces of beautiful and reasonably priced work.
Not to be missed if you are interested in textiles.
Written September 3, 2018
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Olivia
Palma6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
A wonderful wonderful place. Visiting Genuine Batik was one of my highlights of our 2 week Sri Lankan adventure, and well worth the 30min drive from Galle. It was so exciting to see the work in progress pieces in his outdoor studio, and then see the finished works of art in his shop/home/gallery, where every wall is covered in his beautiful creations.

I was particularly interested in his process, as an art student in the UK I started making my own Batiks when I was 14 and the owner was happy to answer all my questions as he talked us through his process. My family bought several pieces, the owner gave very reasonable prices, there was no pressure to buy. A relaxed atmosphere as we browsed to our own delight. Something for all ages, it's really worth making a trip to go and see it. If I ever go back to Sri Lanka I'll be going back!
Written September 1, 2018
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Tim L
20 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
Perfect for people who love arts, this is a small family run batik workshop. The owner greeted us kindly and then showed us around his studio, he explained the processes he uses (learned from his grandfather) and we got to see the skilled craftsman at work.

An excellent experience with beautiful hand crafted batiks, make sure you visit this hidden gem.
Written August 30, 2018
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Genuine Batik is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM