Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.
The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired.
Ceramic, better known as clay, is a substance that has been used to make kitchen utensils since time immemorial, mainly bowls and cups. Up to now, it remains in use and also kept as decoration. Each ceramic product will through two types of combustion process; low temperature combustion and high temperature combustion. For low temperature combustion, it require the temperature to be at 900 degrees celsius and baked for eight to nine hours to strengthen the ceramic.
The high temperature combustion require the temperature to be approximately 1200 degrees celsius and baked for 10 to 12 hours. This is intended to cooking and preserve the color that has been applied to the ceramic. For some ceramic products, the manufacturing process can take as long as two weeks. In Langkawi, most of the ceramic products are usually based on coral or coral reefs motifs. It is 100% handmade, except for items that have a smooth surface, which use machine to produce it.
Coconut shell is a hard layer composed of lignin cellulose, methoxyl and various minerals. The content of these materials vary according to the types of coconut. Hard structure due to silicate (SiO2) high enough levels in the shell. Heavy shell around 15-19% of the total weight of coconut.
Various of machines that be used to produces shell craft such as machines to pierce, carving, smoothing and cutting of coconut shells. Among the items that can be produced is a decoration items, former potpourri , ashtray and more. Useful, decorative and affordable are a few words that can accurately describe the nature of coconut trees and shells.
A crystal or crystalline solid is a solid material whose constituents such as atoms, molecules or irons, are arranged in a highly ordered microscopic structure, forming a crystal lattice that extends in all directions. The crystal process consists of two major event, nucleation and crystal growth.
The furnace is used to melt the crystal clear and formed into the desired shape. Formed crystals that are ready to be cooled at room temperature for 12 hours to maintain the durability of these products. Among the items that can be produces is a vase, animal shapes, flowers , even paperweight and more shape.
Marble is metamorphosed limestone, composed of fairly pure calcite (a crystalline form of calcium carbonate, CaCO3). It is extensively used for sculpture, as an building material, and in many other applications. Various machines used for cutting marble and formed into the desired shape. The size of the machines is bigger and require efficiency to operate it. Among the items that can be produced is a stone mortar, vase, plates, trays and even paperweight.
Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script. Its name is derived from the city of Kufa, Iraq. Although it was known as in Mesopotamia at least a 100 years before the foundation of Kufa. At the time of the emergence of Islam, this type of script was already in use in various parts of the Arabian Peninsula. It was in this script that the first copies of the Qu’ran were written.
Generally, the characteristics of which are in the form of calligraphy is angular, upright, and dashed straight. It has changed from its original form to the straight and upright forms derived from flowering and leafy plants form a creep.
Khat Kufi have own identity because only written by some spirited khattat art. Kufi is a singe letters of the aleph to ya have size , ratio, rate, and varios forms. The height and length of the letter written by khattat according to the appropriate in the text.
Spray painting is a technique where the artist must paint using a spray device for spraying paint, ink and other airborne before it covers the surface of the painting. Spray painting often painted on large surfaces such as walls or walled building, but for those who are creative, spray painting can also be produces on an A4 size sheet of paper or A3.
Among the equipment used are as chor spray paint, oil painting paper, old newspapers, bits of paper and other materials to produce small special effects in their paintings.
Wood Carving or sculpture is an one of the many traditional art craft within the Malay community. Its requires the skill of choosing the right wood, precise wood processing technique and painting know how to produce an elegant sculpture. Various motif were used in wood carving such as sand motif, wave motif, water motif and also motif of flora and fauna. Wood carving skills can also be applied to decorate the traditional Malay knife and dagger. The blade is made by using iron and steel.
Woven pandanus is one of the arts cultivated by our ancestors since previous era. But nowadays not many people who can continue this activities because of modernity that surrounds us. The ability to produce an item quickly and easily make us prefer the modernization of the pick of handmade complicated and requires a period of time to complete it.
The main raw material of pandanus derived from pandanus trees that grow around Pulau Tuba, while the dye was purchased by Aunt Serian. The process of forming sheets of pandanus sheet called “fungal liquid”. Fungal liquid is made with a variety of patterns concept mainly oriented nature.
To improve the quality of stitching, Aunt Serian regularly attend and participate in the exhibition of craft products organized by the crafts. Products that are ready to be marketed in wicker crafts workshop located in Pulau Tuba, Langkawi Craft Complex and the Gallery Products Langkawi.