Of the many varieties of traditional artistry found in Sri Lanka, batik painting and creations have deep roots. The industry has certainly changed with time from using all-natural dying process to using large scale commercial operated machinery to manufacture high quality products that are shipped across the globe. There are however few places that still practices the old ways. From handloom fabrics that end up soaking in natural dyes to being dried on simple sunlight. The making of batik products is truly a form of art requiring patience and techniques. We encourage you to visit a batik factory that produces small scale numbers to get a real feel of how the process works and maybe even create your own batik wear for the journey back home.