Caribelle produced its first batik in 1974. From humble beginnings, it is fair to say that Caribelle has become the Caribbean's most sought after batik product.
Visited by thousands each year, occasionally hosting the rich and famous, Caribelle has acquired an international reputation for fine products. Still using "Sea Island Cottons" their products last a lifetime. Absolutely distinctive in designs they become a great talking point whenever and wherever customers spot one of our garments being worn by a stranger somewhere on the planet.
Using the ancient Indonesian methods of resisting dye with wax, Caribelle creates the many designs for which they have become associated. During a visit to Caribelle, you will see our artists demonstrating the techniques as well as receive a full explanation from one of our experts.
Every batik garment is made right there at Romney Manor the home of Caribelle Batik. Finally you are invited to enjoy our large retail facility where you will find an ongoing array of Caribelle Batik products.
Kate Spencer, born in Yorkshire but resident in St. Kitts since 1978, paints in oil and watercolour. Her original paintings may be seen and perhaps bought in her studio in the countryside of St. Kitts. Her prints can be seen in the Kate Design Basseterre gallery. On this website we show her giclee prints. These are made in editions of only 50 at three different sizes.
Rosey Cameron Smith has lived and worked in St. Kitts/Nevis since 1978, capturing the charm and beauty of West Indian life on paper and canvas. Her work has been exhibited at the Commonwealth Institute in London, England, at the Museum of Modern Latin American Art, Washington DC, in various galleries in Europe and the USA., and is in private collections throughout the world.
Her gallery, in a beautiful restored colonial building in downtown Basseterre, houses one of the most exciting selections of Caribbean art in the region.