Batik is originally from Indonesia and most notably as Surakarta and Yogyakarta art and craft. Both Yogyakarta and Surakarta was a part of Mataram before the two separated becoming two different sovereign monarchs before the two decided to fuse to Indonesia. They are known as the root of batik and the batik in both places are the finest batiks in the world.
Solo, previously known as Surakarta, is the place where you can buy Solo Batik. There are some places where people can buy Solo Batik. The first place is Solo Grand Mall (SGM), located in the heart of Solo city. In SGM, people can buy both original, hand-made using wax resist dyeing technique batik and artificial batik. Even the art of batik is in its manual process, artificial batik is popularly wore because it is cheaper. When buy batik, people need to ask the shopkeepers to give you only original batik. It is usually more expensive but it is worth of your money. It is open at noon. The second place is Klewer Market which provides various batiks. The different between both places are the comfort. Klewer is traditional market which can be very crowded but the products there are relatively cheaper. To choose between two places people have to consider their preferring.
Buying batik in Solo can be done every day at noon. Sometimes you need to bargain with the sellers. Solo batik is one of the finest batik in the world so it’s not wasting time to look and purchase money for them. Solo batiks have existed for centuries and you can get them now.