Batik is Indonesian cultural heritage which has motifs portrayed multiculturalism in Indonesia. There are many motifs which are different in each region and culture. Batik is both art and craft made using manual wax resist dyeing technique. The batik from Yogyakarta and Surakarta has notable meaning and rooted Javanese philosophy. Traditional colors of Batik Yogya are dark brown, white, and grey.
Yogyakarta, special region of Indonesia and previously was sovereign Mataram monarch has been making batik for centuries. Batik makers and sellers can be found in many places in Yogya city but there is Malioboro Avenue where all Yogya souvenirs are sold. There are also batiks from cheap to the finest and expensive ones. Malioboro Avenue is located in the heart of Yogya city, literally in the heart because at down the road is 0 kilometers, the center of Yogyakarta. In this avenue there is tourist center, traditional market named Bering Harjo, cadgers, malls, and stores. To buy the finest batik, people can visit stores and Malioboro malls where the prices are fixed. People can see the products and just buy them without bargaining. In cadgers and Bering Harjo market, the finest batiks can be found but people need to bargain or else they will pay more expensive than they shall. Also be careful checking the products because there are artificial batiks which are made using machines. These products are really popular because of their cheap prices.
Malioboro Avenue stores are open from morning to night at around 9pm and after that the avenue will change to culinary tourism. There is no need to pay entrance fee to go there and it can be reached by TransJogja, taxi, and car.