Batik Chop of Seberang Takir

The Batik Chop of Seberang Takir.

There are many where you can find many brass, gold, silverware ,art and textile in Terengganu like in Pasar Payang and etc..Thera are another place where you can find the Batik Chop industry .where you can just reach from the Jetty at Pasar Payang. The place I’m talking about is Seberang Takir which is also famous for its Keropok Lekor. (Currently still in disputed on whose Keropok Lekor is The Best in Terengganu with Losong’s Keropok Lekor ) or “Malaysian Hotdog” to the some American... 8P

Seberang Takir is a fishing village which can be reach road or a 3 minute riverboat from Kuala Terengganu Jetty or Pasar Payang.The batik chop or stamp is a striving traditional business in Terengganu especially in Kampung Seberang Takir in Kuala Terengganu. Kampung Seberang Takir is reachable by water taxi (bot penambang) from Pasar Payang jetty or via Sultan Mahmud Bridge. These cottage industries have been supplementing their incomes following the demands from visitors. The handmade batik is of high quality yet affordably priced.There are about 50 familise living here and most of them are involdve in some form of cottage industry like batik Chop to supplement their income. Unlike the normal batik which are draw...the batik here are Chop using wooden plate which they carve with beautiful motif which came to their mind. thus many of the batik here are unique that some took the motif in to a tattoo imprint. The handmade batik is of high quality and yet a low and attractively prize that many trader from around Malaysia up till Thailand and down to Singapore and other trader for export it to the west and Europe and japan

The cap itself, like batik, is a beautiful work of art and have become collectors’ items. Earlier versions of the cap were made of local tropical wood, while later and current versions were typically made out of a copper alloy which is shaped into intricate patterns on its base. These stamps usually have a handle for the artist to grip the piece in position to stamp onto the cloth. Some of these cap are rather small and perhaps just about 1 to 2 inches in width and height! Larger pieces can be up to more than 11 inches wide or more. They normally contain a single motif such as a rose flower or the batik maker’s stamp.

Like batik tulis, batik cap undergoes the same process of dyeing, washing, drying and redyeing. The difference lies in that while batik tulis is hand drawn, the motifs on stamped batik, are created using the cap which is dipped into molten wax and then stamped onto the cloth. The advantage of batik cap is that it can be more time saving, while the motifs are repeated with great accuracy (as opposed to hand drawn pieces), and is often more economical (since it is more time saving, more batiks can be created).

While batik cap may not require the same level of skill and time as in tulis pieces, there are beautiful and excellent cap pieces. Thus the artistic excellence is still upheld. Often, a combination of cap and tulis is used on a batik piece. This is sometimes called batik kombinasi (or combination batik).

The invention of the copper block (chop) had revolutionized batik production. By block printing the wax onto the fabric, it became possible to mass-produce designs and intricate patterns much faster than one could possibly do by using ‘chanting’ brass pen.

Batik print is the common name given to fabric that incorporates batik pattern without actually using the wax-resist dyeing technique. It represents a further step in the process of industrialization, reducing the cost of batik by mass-producing the pattern repetitively, as a
 standard practice employed in the worldwide textile industry.


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