M’sian Artist Creates Magical Ghibli-Inspired Batik Patterns For Whole Month of October

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source:@FarahMohan on Twitter

If you’re a fan of anime or film in general, you’ve surely heard of the iconic Studio Ghibli. If you haven’t, what have you been doing with your life and why do you not enjoy good things?

For the uninitiated, Studio Ghibli has birthed some of the most famous films in pop culture history with titles like Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke and The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Their unique art style and magical way of weaving stories has cemented them as one of the most recognisable production companies in the world.

So, it’s no surprise that Studio Ghibli is constantly receiving tributes through various forms of art.

source: @FarahMohan on Twitter

For Malaysian self-taught batik artist Farah Mohan, her tribute to the globally adored studio comes in the form of batik.

Assimilating our traditional Malaysian culture with Japanese pop culture, Farah manages to transform Ghibli’s animation into stunning batik patterns that I’m sure many people would proudly wear.

She uploads her process on Twitter as part of the Ghiblitober Challenge and so far, she has done two Ghibli patterns from Kiki’s Delivery Service and The Tale of Princess Kaguya (both exceptional films). Check out her process below…

Currently, Farah is on a short hiatus from drawings since she’s down with a fever but fret not, she has a myriad of different batik creations uploaded on her Instagram. Not only does she draw, but she also creates batik figurines as well as curate batik workshops for those interested in learning the craft.


While we’re not sure when Farah will resume her Ghiblitober batik drawings, we’re hoping it will be soon because we’re missing our daily dose of soothing videos of her just doing her thing. And if we could suggest her next painting, we hope it’ll be of Setsuko from Grave of The Fireflies!