Noor Arfa is a pioneer of the much acclaimed batik industry in Malaysia. The Noor Arfa story has a humble beginning in 1980 in a small atelier in Kuala Terengganu when the husband and wife team of Wan Mohd. Ariffin and Noor Hijerah started designing and hand-drawing their own batik cloth. The venture, known as Noor Arfa, is an acronym derived from the combination of the names of this young and enterprising couple.
This place is generally frequented daily by bus loads of tourist eager to see the best batik the idyllic state of Kuala Terengganu has to offer.
A visit to Noor Arfa Craft Centre is certainly an interesting one. Apart frpm the shopping experience, they also offer hands on batik painting experience. For just RM10, visitors can paint their own batik artand bring them home.
Behind the scene; Songket being meticulously weave. Certainly not an easy feat and only 7cm of Songket cloth will be produced by hand in a day.
Cloth being painted by using wax. This process is known as ‘canting’.
Batik prints being imprinted on cloth by using brass blocks.
Handmade crafts being weaved from scratch.
And if you are a fan of glass accessories and craft, you’d be pleased to discover that you can commission your own glass craft at Noor Arfa Craft Centre.
Noor Arfa Craft Centre is a must visit place if you seek exclusive batik produce. Pricewise, they are reasonable too.
For more information on Noor Arfa Craft Centre, refer to the information below.
Address:Lot 4153, Cendering Industrial Area,
21080 Kuala Terengganu,
Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia.
Tel: 609-617 9700
Fax: 609-617 9701
Business hour: 8.30am-6.00pm daily.