The country's extensive collection of traditional handicrafts displayed at Karyaneka's outlets is available for all who wish to take home a piece of Malaysia.
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Karyaneka is the perfect place for those who are captivated by Malaysia's rich culture, especially its traditional arts and handicraft. Karyaneka serves as the country's one-stop handicraft shopping centre, showcasing a wide collection of goods which reflects Malaysia's ethnic and cultural heritage. This includes many examples of craftsmanships that are uniquely Malaysian, such as textiles like batik and songket, woven rattan items, and intricate metalwork.
Established in 1982, Karyaneka is a subsidiary of a Malaysian government agency that is entrusted to market Malaysian handicraft and souvenir items produced by the country's cottage industry and skilled craftsmen. Karyaneka is not just another craft shop, as it exposes the best of the country's heritage to the world, thus ensuring the preservation of Malaysia's traditional crafts industry and the continued growth of the country's unique culture. Buyers are also ensured of the authenticity of the products that are sold by Karyaneka, and will be pleased to be able to own an item that is a true representation of Malaysia's rich cultural heritage. Karyaneka does not produce any products on its own, relying on the country's craftsmen for the assortment of crafts and items that make up its wide collection on offer.
Karyaneka's headquarters forms part of the Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex, located within the Bukit Bintang area, the capital's premier shopping district. Its wide collection is divided into five distinct categories, forest based, crystal and glass, textile, ceramic, and metal based. The products are spread all throughout its three outlets. The more familiar items are displayed prominently at the souvenir shop, while more expensive and intricately crafted items, most of them metalwork, dominate the corporate gifts shop. The last outlet is a two storey textile boutique showcasing various fabrics and textiles, such as the beautifully handpainted batik and intricately woven songket.
In addition to its headquarters, Karyaneka products are available at 11 other outlets in various parts of Malaysia.
Within Kuala Lumpur
Malaysian Tourism Centre, Jalan Ampang
Wisma Kraftangan, Jalan Tun Perak
Bukit Bintang Plaza
Mid Valley Megamall
Kompleks Kraftangan Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Langkawi Airports, Kedah
Karyaneka is based at its headquarters at Seri Anjung Building, Kuala Lumpur Craft Complex at Jalan Conlay, next to the Royale Chulan Hotel. It is located at the periphery of the Bukit Bintang area, Kuala Lumpur's premier shopping district.
Several intracity bus routes pass near Karyaneka and its surrounding areas.