WHATdoyougetwhenyou marry Malaysian handblock technique and the Japanese manual resist dyeing technique called shiburi on a piece of silk? Beautiful, one-of-a-kind batik, of course.
You can find it under the Kraf Sutera Klasik label, produced by Khadijah Zainal Abidin in her house at Kuala Kangsar.
The tie-dye patterns over the block pattern produce a batik which is in demand.
How to make your own shiburi batik? You need a piece of cloth, dye blocker items like chopsticks, rubber, cloth pegs or small wood blocks, a container each of water and dye.