The Kuala Lumpur International Batik Convention (KLIB 2011) is designed to be the iconic event that showcases the multiple dimensions of Batik – art and craft, technique and technology, marketing and business – to the world.

The Convention will exemplify the coming together of the traditional and contemporary aesthetics in Batik art and craft, cutting edge technology and market-driven business strategies for the world to view and share.


The Convention includes presentations in the form of papers, workshops, demonstrations, panel discussions and art and craft or multimedia displays. Presentations may be made in English or Bahasa Malaysia.


All presentations should be conducted within the confines of any one or a combination of the following themes :

  • The history of batik
  • The design of batik
  • The fashion of batik
  • The hybridity of batik
  • The versatility of batik
  • The marketing of batik
  • The technique of batik
  • The aesthetics of batik
  • The spirituality of batik
  • The standards of batik
  • The technology of batik
  • The community of batik
  • The endurance of batik
  • The modernization of batik
  • The transculturalization of batik
  • The nationality / ethnicity of batik
  • The internationalization of batik