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Jayamali Batiks Studio

196 1st Floor (Upstairs) | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Best batik in Kandy!!!

I visited Jayamali batik studio during my visit to Kandy this May mid with my husband. We had... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maryem Z
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
via mobile
Beautiful batiks and great service

I met Chaminda 3 years ago in my visit to Kandy, and I felt in love with his work. I purchased a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
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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 (Upstairs) | Central Market, Kandy 20000, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Jayamali batik studio during my visit to Kandy this May mid with my husband. We had called him before visiting as we wanted to understand the directions to his shop. He was very very patient with explaining us the way multiple times as...More

1  Thank Maryem Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I met Chaminda 3 years ago in my visit to Kandy, and I felt in love with his work. I purchased a beautiful batik via email and he send it to me. The product is so delicate and pretty. I highly recommend this store.

1  Thank gunilla36
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Visited this shop on a recent trip to Kandy. The batik work is beautiful with original designs. I had a hard time deciding which piece to purchase! Many designs have been created in different color ways which suit a wide variety of decors. Loved this...More

1  Thank Becky M
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Definitely put this place on your list of places to shop in Kandy. Great choice of quality batiks with beautiful designs. The top floor of the centre also has a great selection of souvenir shops.

Thank Donna C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We made the trip specially to the market for that shop only to be welcomed by a closed store with a sign stating that the owner is a phone call away. When asked the refferred to neighbor , it turns out an hour is needed....More

Thank jayamide
Chaminda J, Owner at Jayamali Batiks Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Dear Sir, First of all I must tell you that I am not a slave for anyone to serve at anytime you want but I am also a human been who need a rest day when I am not well or when any of my...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Kandy central market to find this shop because it was so highly rated. I was looking for some art from Sri Lanka to take home with me. This place did not disappoint. Jayamali has a stunning mix of traditional and modern designs....More

Thank clojo9
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Check out the phenomenal shop in the shopping center second level . Can call owner to confirm hours and/or open shop for appointment. Independent shop that doesn't charge the 30-50% markup that many other "tour guide recommended" stores charge (this topic makes me so angry!!)

Thank Rebecca B
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Great little store with a good variety of hand made batiks. If you're into quilting, this is a great store to visit for inspiration.

Thank AlwaysAForeigner
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

A true batik artist- he kindly explained the process of creating batiks from beginning to end in great detail, then proceeded to explain the meaning behind his traditional designs. Above and beyond the level of craftsmanship shown in all his pieces, which is without a...More

1  Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 16 January 2017

You may have to wait 40 minutes for the owner to open the shop for you but it is well worth it. (If pushed for time call ahead as there is little else in the market of interest) I was particularly taken with his modern...More

1  Thank eyequackess
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what are your opening hours ? We are in Kandy on 23 /24th April
17 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