Keeping batik art alive

M. Sheelarani, 52, hand painting batik designs at the batik factory. — CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

AS National Day passes and Malaysia Day draws near, a batik factory in Teluk Bahang, Penang, is keeping the faith and waiting for tourism activities to be allowed again to bring this Malaysian heritage back to life.

On top of producing this beautiful fabric, the factory has spent years showing the younger generation – especially those with a flair for art – how to express themselves through batik.

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