This beautiful bookmark combines two cherished pieces of Malaysian craft heritage: mengkuang and batik. The mengkuang side is hand-woven by the women-weavers in the villages in Terengganu. These leaves have to go through labourious processes (cutting, thumping, drying, dyeing) before they are ready to be woven.
The batik on the other side is traditionally hand-blocked in Terengganu, and dyed with vibrant colours. We work with several groups of batik artisans, each bringing unique spin to this age-old craft.
The beautiful combination of colours, coupled with the charm of natural materials used, would be a perfect companion for reading. They also make great conversation piece.
Measures 3.5cm (width) x 17.5cm (height)
Made with hand-woven mengkuang (pandanus) leaves, which are 100% natural and traditionally hand-blocked batik from Terengganu
The motif placement and colouring of each item varies due to the nature of handmade and hand-dyed materials.
Made by HKY Collections and Din
Can be wiped with damp cloth to remove dirt or stains. Alternatively, it can be spot-washed by hand with cool water and set out to dry.