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Jayamali Batiks Studio

196 1st Floor | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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26.12.17 what a pleasure

we had the pleasure of visiting the shop at kandy markets, the kind and courteous owner showed us... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pip C
Doha, Qatar
Beautiful Batik Works

Went to Jayamali’s in late Summer and brought this wonderful piece back to Hamburg. Jayamali was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Peter M
via mobile
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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 | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
+94 77 783 3938
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank 1560Margaret
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 December 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

Thank lauraspivak
Reviewed 22 November 2017

My wife and I bought a beautiful piece of art and had a wonderful conversation with the owner. He explained in detail the process of the work and the meaning of the piece we chose. If you are looking for authentic, one of a kind...More

Thank GaryCumberbatch
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

extremly interesting visit! shop and workshop owner is passionnate about his work and will take the time to explain to you the process and intricacy of it! beautiful art pieces, both moderb and traditional. Colors are just so vivid and stunning!

Thank Agathe T
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I was stunned by the meticulous and creative work i saw at this boutique! Every piece of batik is a work of art done with great passion as it shows in the words of the shop owner's. We were warmly welcomed into the boutique (when...More

Thank Michella A
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We highly recommend this shop. We found it by mistake while going through trip advisor after being disappointed at the batiks factory. We arrived in the morning to the jayamali batiks shop and found it closed so we gave the owner a phone call and...More

Thank Marcdargham
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place when wandering around Kandy market. CJ was incredibly friendly and helpful. He was very patient as we deliberated over all the different unique designs. And now I have two beautiful elephants on my bedroom wall! Would highly recommend a visit...More

Thank Fiona G
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13 November 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
18 April 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