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Five-year-old Ririn Faria (L) and her sister Baiduri play among batik at the family's shop in Kuala Lumpur December 22. Batik, a textile design which uses dyeing and hot wax to paint on cloth, is favoured by Malaysians during the festive season of Eid al-Fitr which falls on either January 7 or 8, depending on the sighting of the moon. The shop's manager said sales have increased by 50 percent ahead of the season. The cloth are sold at 50 ringgit ($13.00) a piece. Moslems around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr after the fasting month of Ramadan.BM/TAN - RTRTK7T

Two sisters play among batik at their family's shop in Kuala Lumpur Image: REUTERS

Shanu Hinduja
Chair of Hinduja Bank and Co-Chair, , United Nations Global Accelerator
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