UiTM Art & Design Collaborates with NGO to Support Batik Industry

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Tejabatik Tie and Dye Creative Product Workshop was organized by the Faculty of Art & Design, Universiti Teknologi MARA, (UiTM), Malaysia and RIG/EK Alam Tamadun Seni Melayu (ADAT) UiTM Melaka Branch on 26 September 2020. The workshop conducted at UiTM Graphic Studio Melaka had the main aim to support the development of the batik industry in Melaka by leveraging on the expertise and consultation from UiTM Melaka Branch with the community.

This workshop introduced the creative art of Tie and Dye techniques or also known as Batik Pelangi, and was a collaboration between Pertubuhan Perkumpulan Perempuan (PPP), formerly known as The National Association of Women’s Institute of the Federation of Malaya Sri Meranti Branch, Masjid Tanah Melaka (WI). It was organized in conjunction with a special project known as TEJABATIK, one of the commercial brand names registered under UiTM Melaka Branch.

The advisor of this program is Dr Nadzri Mohd Sharif, Head of School, Faculty of Art and Design while the program was conducted by the Project Leader Dr. Liza Marziana Mohammad Noh and assisted by Project Assistant Dr. Zamrudin Abdullah.

A total of 11 facilitators were involved which include Art and Design Faculty staff and students. This workshop was attended by a total of 23 participants from the Women’s Association, Sri Meranti Branch, Masjid Tanah Melaka (WI).

Participants were initiated to participate in two activities; the first activity involved the process of exploring the binding technique for handkerchiefs and the coloring process using cotton poplin/cotton viscose. The second activity introduced participants to the process of making tie and dye t-shirts and also the process of color retention. The final completed designs were displayed in the workshop.

Objectives for this program were successfully reached when basic knowledge of the Tie and Dye Technique used in the Batik Industry were recognized and implemented practically.