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Address: St. Lucia

Watch batik artisans at work in this century-old house.

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Not sure what to expect but this was part of a larger cruise excursion. The location was gorgeous. Views spectacular. You see artisans at work making chocolate and painting... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Toni B
Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure what to expect but this was part of a larger cruise excursion. The location was gorgeous. Views spectacular. You see artisans at work making chocolate and painting fabric. Very interesting and the fabrics are beautiful. We bought a chocolate bar that the employees swore would not melt. We brought it home after the cruise to share with our... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were delighted to find this victorian building . Lovely show room , we were shown around the batik workshop and saw the chocolate being made . Lovely gifts at differing prices and then enjoyed a drink on the patio and soaked in the beautiful view . I believe this is now being rebranded as Howelton estate . I preferred... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Batik is a wifely thing, not mine, but this stop is great. The grounds are beautiful, very pleasant to walk through, and the Batik display - the women are working their craft in front of your eyes is great. They spend a lot of time explaining how batik works, which I knew but had not really seen explained clearly, and... More 

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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This stop was included in our cruise excursion to Romney Manor, a beautiful garden about 5 miles from town. We watched artists perform the creative process of the wax -resist designs which are applied to fabric. The sales room offered racks of dresses, caftans & men's shirts along with bags, scarves, prints and wall art. This was an enjoyable change... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Our group stopped here and learned so much! First we were shown how fabric is dyed using a few different techniques. Then we spent some time looking over the many items they have for sale in their showroom. After making our purchases we walked around the property and were treated to steel drum music, and a great view of the... More 

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Thornville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I visited this during a port call in St. Lucia. The shop is way up a mountainside and the view from there is wonderful! We could see our cruise ship docked below in the far distance. The proprietor was very friendly and informative and answered all of our questions about the batik process and the St. Lucia people. They had... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 March 2015

Came here on a tour. It is a steep walk down to the shop, so take care. The shop itself is divided into the demonstration room and the sales room. We were given a demonstration of how the dying process is done using hot wax and dye. It was an interesting process that looked somewhat like tie dye when it... More 

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Reviewed 22 January 2015 via mobile

I remember spotting a specific print, thinking the price seemed high, so I strolled out back, and snapped one of the best photos I've ever taken. I spent so much time taking pictures out back, I missed out on purchasing the print. Bus was loading to continue the tour, and make it back in time for the Cruise departure time.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Artistry , beautiful grounds with great landscaping and exotic flowers beckoned us to enter and take in panoramic view of Castries but the demonstration on the wax dye process was short / abrupt and though the garments were unique and eye catching they were a little over priced, especially since to the naked eye it looked like tie dye garments.... More 

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St. Catharines
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

I visited the Caribelle Batik shop where they make hand dyed clothing using a wax application technique. We were able to see a demonstration of how the technique is applied and subsequently dyed. They have various stages of the technique on display so it's like going into a small working museum. There is a lovely boutique there where you can... More 

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