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Jayamali Batiks Studio

196 1st Floor | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Most Go!! great work! interesting visit!

extremly interesting visit! shop and workshop owner is passionnate about his work and will take the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Agathe T
via mobile
Amazingly creative original batiks

I was stunned by the meticulous and creative work i saw at this boutique! Every piece of batik is a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Michella A
via mobile
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Some Guides and Drivers could try to recommend you another batik shop by saying that my shop is closed today or difficult to find, etc;. Please do not believe such people. Please call me or use Google map to find my store easily. 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 shop which is next to mine as it is a pleasure to open my store for you within next 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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196 1st Floor | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

extremly interesting visit! shop and workshop owner is passionnate about his work and will take the time to explain to you the process and intricacy of it! beautiful art pieces, both moderb and traditional. Colors are just so vivid and stunning!

Thank Agathe T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was stunned by the meticulous and creative work i saw at this boutique! Every piece of batik is a work of art done with great passion as it shows in the words of the shop owner's. We were warmly welcomed into the boutique (when...More

Thank Michella A
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We highly recommend this shop. We found it by mistake while going through trip advisor after being disappointed at the batiks factory. We arrived in the morning to the jayamali batiks shop and found it closed so we gave the owner a phone call and...More

Thank Marcdargham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when wandering around Kandy market. CJ was incredibly friendly and helpful. He was very patient as we deliberated over all the different unique designs. And now I have two beautiful elephants on my bedroom wall! Would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Fiona G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just was amazed by the details in the artworks.One good store to check out at Kandy if you plan to buy original Batik.Got a nice piece of art for our daughters' bedroom.

Thank Anitha C
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We love to collect genuine art works from all the places we travel around the world. Today we tracked down the Jayamali Batiks Studio on the upper floor of Kandy's Central Market. It's little treasure trove of genuine Batik artworks and when you understand the...More

Thank tennisextremeuk
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

The store is run by an amazingly talented individual who supports the local community and creates amazing original batik artworks.(a tradition handed down by his father) Be warned, hired drivers and guides will often lie and say the store is closed, as the owner refuses...More

Thank Dylan T
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely little shop with a large variety of high quality batik textiles. Visiting Jayamali can be an educational experience in the batik making process if you're interested or just a nice place to pick up a little representation of Sri Lankan culture...More

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Definitely recommend this batik shop.High quality products and not run of the mill tourist stuff. Good value.

Thank Nick M
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful batiks! Really interesting to learn about how they are made. Lovely owner. Did not feel pressured to get anything (although we did because they were too beautiful not to).

Thank Dwynwen_s
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17 April 2017|
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Response from Chaminda J | Property representative |
Dear Madam/Sir, Thanks for the inquiry. I usually open my shop at 10.00 Am to 6.00 Pm but as April is the new year celebration month sometimes I get late to open the shop. Anyway if you can let me the time and the date... More