Saturday, December 10, 2011

Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition (KLIB) 2011

If Batik is your cup of tea and you would like to know more about this art-form or craft or if you are in the Batik business, the Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition (KLIB) 2011 held at the KL Convention Centre may be up your alley.

Started yesterday, this three-day international all-things Batik event organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, includes presentations in the form of papers, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and art & craft as well as multimedia displays. A wide range of themes are covered including from the history of batik to versatility of batik to technique to transculturalization of batik, marketing batik and more.

Inaugurated in 2005, people from various fields – artists, designers, students, lecturers, people in the batik and handicrafts industry, batik enthusiasts and aficionados have been attending this Exhibition, which has a wide array of batik fashion and products. You won't want to miss this once-a-year Batik extravaganza for the chance to pick up a beautiful batik piece of art - a batik shirt, dress or kaftan for yourself, batik art to decorate your home with or other batik souvenirs to bring home as gifts for friends and loved ones.

Head on over to the KL Convention Centre for this fourth edition of the Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention and Exhibition (KLIB) 2011. Admission is free.


KLIB Convention 2011
9th - 10th Dec 2011:
10:30am - 6:00pm

KLIB Exibition 2011
9th - 11th Dec 2011:
10:30am - 5:00pm
The exhibition is open to the public and trade at all times.

Minors of 16 years and below will NOT be admitted. All visitors must be in proper business attire. The organiser reserves the right to refuse entry to those deemed inappropriately dressed.

List of selected speakers for 2011

1. Mr. Ray Pierotti - surface design for painters, weavers, textile designers and interior & architectural designers - USA

2. Mr. Alexsey Zaytsev - The connection of the variety of technics in art works of batik - Azerbaijan

3. Ms. Miyoko Kawahito - Ori-nui Shibori (Folded and Stitched Tie-dyeing) Technique using Awa Natural Indigo- Japan

4. Ms. Lee Creswell - Creating a batik using Cold Liquid Wax and Seaweed Solution - UK

5. Ms. Monika Salva - batik-diversified textures of wax in contemporary textiles -India
More international speakers..

Malaysian Speakers
1. Prof. Dato' Najib Dawa - Malaysia Batik

2. Prof. Madya Khairul Aidil Azlin - Enhancement of Batik Indigenous Design Through Indigenous Knowledge

3. Dr. Nazlina Shaari - Environment Friendly Mordant for Natural Dyeing Process in Batik

4. Mr. Edric Ong - Asian Textiles in world fashion

5. Mr. Eddie Yap - From canting to textural brush strokes to shibat (shibori+batik)

Visit the Kuala Lumpur International Batik (KLIB) Convention & Exhibition 2011 website for more information.

Source: KLIB


  1. Seems like too high-brow of an event for me. xD

  2. Aiya next year only sweet sixteen gotta pass kakaka. Not into batik though have them as stand for certain function.

  3. Beautiful pictures. Sounds like a very nice exhibition. But "proper business attire?" HA! Does that mean I would have to wear a tie? I moved from California to Hawaii to avoid wearing a tie to work. Darned if I'd wear one to a convention. :^)