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Jayamali Batiks Studio

196 1st Floor (Upstairs) | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Finest batiks!

Trust me, if you are looking for batiks created with attention to detail and beautifully designed... read more

Reviewed March 9, 2018
SunnyandBuster
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Seattle, Washington
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Quality makes the batik

Products are made with care and artistic quality compared to what you see in general in Sri Lanka... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2018
Chuparuedas
,
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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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 (Upstairs) | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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+94 77 783 3938
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Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Trust me, if you are looking for batiks created with attention to detail and beautifully designed this is the shopping place for you! The quality is exceptional. There are lots of average batiks in Sri Lanka. Come here to see what artistry looks like. When...More

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Reviewed March 5, 2018

Products are made with care and artistic quality compared to what you see in general in Sri Lanka. The shop owner knows his trade and takes time to advise you.

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We spent a fascinating hour in this shop which is tiny but packed with the most amazing batiks. The owner was such a generous man he explained the whole process with a photo album and really took the trouble to help us choose an affordable...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I sincerely recommend a visit to this store. The owner is a very friendly person who takes a lot of time for the customers. He creates batik designs by himself and runs a family business where handmade batiks are made. One can see that he...More

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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful batiks and a welcoming, engaging host who showed me how they are made. You can really appreciate the time and skill that goes into creating each one. There were so many lovely ones to choose from it was very hard to decide. Definitely recommend...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

we had the pleasure of visiting the shop at kandy markets, the kind and courteous owner showed us many beautiful pieces that fitted the specific dimensions we were looking for. a great place to purchase a timeless wall hanging that will remind you of sri...More

Thank Pip C
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Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Went to Jayamali’s in late Summer and brought this wonderful piece back to Hamburg. Jayamali was a super friendly artist who produces wonderful artwork. All the best from Hamburg to Kandi, Marius

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Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

The visit to this batik shop was one of the highlights of our time in Kandy. We were first struck by the inventive and unusual designs in addition to the traditional. As we started to poke around we realized that the real gem in the...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Today’s visit to this shop was one of the best experiences in Sri Lanka so far. The shop is tiny but it has many designs on offer, mainly wall hangings and a few shorts and skirts. Make sure you speak to the owner, don’t just...More

Thank MammaNessa
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Reviewed December 11, 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon Jayamali batik on a visit to the market, and noticed the art work was just beautiful and of a higher quality than those seen elsewhere. The owner patiently explained the process of making batik and did not pressure us to buy anything....More

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shellhuston
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Chaminda J | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for the inquiry. Yes! I will be open the shop on 01/1/2018 but after 12 noon. In case if you wish to visit my shop in the morning, please make an appointment at least one day before as it's a pleasure to open the... More
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stjean11
April 18, 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
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