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Create your own batik craft

Batik is a resist dye technique created by wax drawn motifs. The technique has been practiced for over a thousand years from South America to Africa; Indonesia is accredited with its origin, due to Dutch trading. Traditionally, Hmong people use hemp as a base fabric. The batik design is used for clothing such as skirts and household items.

Unlike many languages Hmong didn’t have a written form until very recently, thus textiles became a form of visual expression. The inspiration for batik motifs is derived from the natural environment, such as snail shells, animal teeth, ferns, cucumber and pumpkin seeds.


Every afternoon we offer a unique opportunity to discover this technique. Your teacher is a batik expert and has more than 40 years of experience. The course takes place in our workshop in Ta Van village – 8 km from Sapa. Courses begin at around 1.30 pm and usually last 2 hours. The indigo dye process takes one working night and the final piece of your craft will be available the next morning.


Prices 1 person 2 people 3 people and more
Cost per person 550’000đ (27.50$) 350’000đ (17.50$) 300’000đ (15.00$)

Prices do not include the transportation and the entrance fees to the village. Please check with us which transport could be more suitable for you.

Please book your class one day before.


Tip: It is possible to enjoy 1, 2 or 3 day trek including the batik course. Please contact us for more details. We also have an exclusive partnership with the excellent trekking agency Sapa Sisters who proposed our batik course.