The beauty of batik is to be found not only in attire, but also soft furnishings and handicraft.
Batik comes in many delightful guises and none more ravishing than in fashion, soft furnishings and handicraft as the 7th Piala Seri Endon batik design competition, organised by Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia, proved.
The Piala Seri Endon was the brainchild of the late Tun Endon Mahmood, wife of former Prime Minister Tun Abdullah Badawi. She envisioned batik catching on globally in the same way that Thai silk, Indian sari and Japanese kimono have.
Tun Endon Mahmood launched the first batik-based design competition in 2003 with Fashion as the sole category. The event was a runaway...