Introducing Batik Linut Textile to the world

Ting (third right), Diana (on Ting's left) and others showing the Batik Linut to the local media after the press conference.

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By Jaythaleela K

MIRI, Nov 6: A new innovative product, Batik Linut Textile, will be launched on November 24 here by Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.

The textile is developed using sago flour to design patterns onto it and was pioneered by the Lamin Dana team in Tellian, Mukah under the guidance of the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (MHDC) Sarawak branch.


During a press conference held here today, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew said the product has the potential to attract international tourists to Sarawak, especially Miri.

Also present at the press conference was Lamin Dana Sdn Bhd managing director Diana Rose.

“It will be launched under the platform ‘Proudly Sarawak’ which will introduce Batik Linut Textile as Sarawak’s very own batik, and also introduce Lamin Dana to the fashion world.

“This is also for all Sarawak premium products, local talents, and handicrafts,” he said.

The word ‘linut’ is derived from the sticky porridge-like food made from sago flour and is a common delicacy among the indigenous groups, especially the Melanau community.

In 2019, sago was given a new perspective when it was elevated from a type of food to a textile creation. At Lamin Dana Cultural Lodge, countless experiments had resulted in the birth of the Batik Linut Textile.

Ting also thanked the Lamin Dana Batik Linut team and Mukah for their generosity in sharing the ‘Melanau soul and heritage’ with Miri City, allowing them to reach out to not only Malaysians, but also the world.

“Born in Mukah and brought to the world via Miri City, it will be a Miri City signature product.” — DayakDaily