Probably one of the must-have when travelling in Indonesia is the batik textile. Batik is a fascinating traditional technique of dyeing or drawing custom patterns on a fabric. It can be used for sarongs, shirts, shawls, or just to decorate.
Each region in Indonesia proudly owns it particular batik style.
Traditionally, the patterns are very detailed and complex with earthy colors depending of the cultural area in Indonesia. Batik is deeply rooted in Indonesian culture and holds a patriotic symbolism. People use it for everyday life as well as formal events like weddings.
It can be pricey, but you can find good deals at Thamrin city, Mangga Dua or Sarinah, in Jakarta.