Cottage Industries

 

 

Kelantan Silver is renown for its intricacy of design and superior workmanship. Silversmith uses two kinds of techniques – “ filigree “ and   “ reposes “. Items range from the functional to the purely ornamental and include fruit bowls, tea sets, ashtrays, brooches and bracelets.

 

You can visit the silver craft factories at Kampung Sireh, along Jalan Sultanah Zainab, Kampung Morak, or Kampung Badang on the road to Pantai Cahaya Bulan.

 

WIDE SELECTION OF KELANTAN SILVER CRAFT AND ALSO DO THE WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.

WE UNDERTAKE TO MAKE SILVER ARTICLES ACCORDING TO YOUR SPECIFICATION QUALITY OF CRAFTSMANSHIP GUARANTEED AND ANY SOUVENIR.

 

 

 

 

 

  A silversmith

 

   

 

Traditional art of Songket Weaving

   

Songket Weaving is proud legacy of Kelantan and Patani courts. Once strictly reserved for royalty, songket is now used for ceremonial occasion and weddings. Richly woven with gold or silver threads, songket was the product of the region’s early trade with China (which supplied the silk) and India (gold and silver threads).

 

You may like to visit a songket-weaving factory at Kampung Penambang, about 4 km north of Kota Bharu, en-route to Pantai Cahaya Bulan. 

  

 

Batik panting demonstration

 

Batik Printing Batik is indigenous to Kelantan. The first cotton sarongs were printed using the stamp block method but since then newer methods and different materials have been employed.

 

A visit to the batik factory gives an insight into the entire process of batik printing. Some of the bigger factories are at Kampung Puteh, Kampung Kubur Kuda and Kampung Badang.

 

Opening hours: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm daily

 

 

Kite Making Kelantan is the home of giant kites that soar through the air without a care in the world. Kite-flying usually takes place after the harvesting season when farmers have time on their hands to fashion and fly the giant kites. The kites come in an assortment of shapes and designs with interesting names such as wau kucing (cat-kite), wau merak (peacock-kite) and wau Bulan (moon-kite) to name a few.

Kite making requires tremendous skill and patience. The art is usually handed down from father to son. Along the road to Pantai Cahaya Bulan there are many such establishments producing these gaily-decorated kites.

 

 

 

 

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