Batik is the unique traditional fabric in Indonesia, since long time ago; many tribes in Indonesia have worn batik as their cloth, especially in the Central java, where the batik is so popular and firstly made. Batik came from the Royal Palace in Javanese Kingdoms, especially in Central Java, it was worn by royal families, and now, batik is worn by common people and even it becomes the souvenir when tourist visits Indonesia. Batik has been become as the cultural world heritage by the UNESCO.
Yogyakarta, along with Surakarta is the central of Batik, since these two Dynasties are the legitimate successor of the loyal heritage of Mataram dynasty, includes the art of Batik. Batik Yogyakarta is different with common batik; it has high and great valuable philosophies since it was worn by loyal families only. Now it can be bought as souvenir.
Along with Yogyakarta, Surakarta also has its own type of batik, Surakarta also has Javanese Kingdoms, and batik is one of the Palace’s heritages. It used to be worn by loyal families. Batik Yogyakarta and Surakarta are different from the others, because the valuable philosophy and the process of making. That is why Yogyakarta and Surakarta are more expensive than the others.
Pekalongan has its own batik, it is different with the valuable batik from Yogyakarta and Surakarta, it is colorful and many types because it doesn’t has pattern from the kingdom. Lasem batik is a popular batik in Pekalongan, it came from javanese-chinese people.
Cirebon is located in west java. Since there are traditional kingdoms, Cirebon also has the high valuable batik as the traditional unique fabric. Batik Cirebon can be bought in many shopping centers in Cirebon.
Madura also has type of batik. Madura is located in East Java, since batik Madura doesn’t come from the royal palace, batik Madura has many innovation and colors, because it doesn’t have any pattern.
Bali also offers many destinations of holiday and also shopping holiday. Once you get there, don’t forget to buy batik Bali. Batik Bali is very colorful batik. Batik Bali can be bought in many traditional or modern markets in Bali, such as like Sukawati.
Semarang is the capital city of Central Java, Indonesia. Semarang provides many types of batik, and the most popular batik in Semarang is the coast type batik. Coast type batik is very colorful batik and has many innovation of design.
Malioboro is a famous place in Yogyakarta; in Malioboro you can find many traditional souvenirs from Yogyakarta. Besides souvenir like handicraft and many more, you also can buy batik in there. Malioboro’s batik is famous for its low price batik with great quality.
Not too far from Malioboro, Yogyakarta, even it is still in one complex, there is a traditional market that is Beringharjo, which was built by the Yogyakarta kingdom to the central market of Yogyakarta people. Beringharjo sells anything, from food to batik. You can buy great quality of batik with low price in there.
Pasar Klewer (Klewer Market), Solo
Klewer is a traditional market located in Surakarta, Central Java. Klewer is famous as the central market to buy batik in Surakarta, in Klewer there are many kinds of batik sold there.