The Handicraft Village and Craft Museum is where visitors can discover and learn about the history of the progress of various arts and handicraft of Kelantan .
Here, visitors will be shown exhibits pertaining to local handicraft industry. Displays of Kelantan-styled fine craft can be seen, among them batik, which is the state’s best known product. Visitors will get to know in detail, how the fine art of batik making is done, as well as its history, progress and proliferation throughout Malaysia. The Wau, or kite in Malay, is also one of Kelantan’s heritages on display at the museum. It is more than just a plaything as the Wau comes in many shapes and sizes, filled with complex and intricate designs on them. The designs and history of Wau-making will be showcased to visitors as well. Visitors will also be shown live demonstrations of crafting at the museum, among them batik printing, songket weaving and wood carving. Visitors can purchase various arts and craft products that are on display as souvenirs.
The Handicraft Village and Craft Museum offers much insight into the history, development and the process of crafting delicate arts of Kelantan.
How to get there:
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum is located at the center of Kota Bahru town, at Jalan Sultan Kota Bharu, Kelantan.
Opening hour and entrance fee:
Handicraft Village and Craft Museum opens from 8.30am to 4.30pm every day except Friday. Admission to the museum is free.