Where To Buy Traditional Batik in Jakarta, Indonesia

Batik, Indonesia's traditional fabric | © pisauikan / Pixabay
Batik, Indonesia's traditional fabric | © pisauikan / Pixabay
Photo of Edira Putri
21 April 2018

Batik, Indonesia’s traditional fabric, has become one of the most representative items of Indonesian culture; it’s cherished as an ancient craft as well as a part of everyday life. Discover the best places to buy traditional batik in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Alun Alun Indonesia

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Batik collection | © Alun Alun Indonesia

Located in Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, this retail outlet sells high-end traditional crafts, including the finest batik and its derivatives: fabric, clothing, purses, accessories, home decor, and more. If you have a big budget, this is the spot to hunt for authentic and high-quality pieces. Alun Alun’s batiks are from different localities in Indonesia, such as Yogyakarta, Cirebon, Pekalongan, Solo, and more.

Pasaraya Blok M

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Pasaraya Blok M | © Everyone Sinks Starco / Flickr

First established in 1964 as part of the Sarinah brand, Pasaraya was one of the first modern department stores to open in Jakarta, created specifically to promote local fashion and handicrafts. The store moved to the Blok M area to expand its business. Pasaraya stays true to its mission by elevating local products. Beyond batik and traditional crafts, the establishment also houses traditional restaurants and cafes, making it a convenient destination to explore.

Thamrin City

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Batik fabric | © Nazir Amin / Flickr

Generally a shopping mall, Thamrin City has become a popular batik destination, with dozens of brands and vendors throughout the establishment. This mall sells pieces and traditional fabric at bargain prices. You can go from one shop to another, picking items that entice you, until you head home with a bag full of affordable but high-quality batiks that are all different from one another.

Rumah Batik Danar Hadi Raden Saleh

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Rumah Batik Danar Hadi Raden Saleh | © Rumah Batik Danar Hadi Raden Saleh

This batik brand from Solo focuses mainly on couture and premium clothing with sophisticated batik-making techniques, materials, and details. They feature Muslim attire, children’s clothing, and sportswear. With dozens of outlets across Indonesia, the Jakarta store is one of the largest. Danar Hadi also has a batik museum in its hometown Solo, attesting to the brand’s strong connection to this traditional fabric.

Iwan Tirta Private Collection

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Iwan Tirta fashion show | © Iwan Tirta Private Collection

Established by the late Iwan Tirta, this brand carries forth the batik maestro’s taste, expertise, and passion for creating original and high-end batik pieces. If you’re looking for the perfect batik dress or shirt to impress everyone at an upcoming event, this is the place to go. Iwan Tirta has dressed a wide range of elite clientele, from politicians to public figures and celebrities, making this store one of the most prestigious batik brands from Indonesia.

Chic Mart

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Indonesian batik | © Adrian Lim / Flickr

Located in Jakarta’s fashion mecca of Kemang, Chic Mart showcases a collection of traditional batik, accessories, and crafts at many localities across Indonesia. This charming space has stacks of elegant items in every corner, including a lot of batik clothing, fabrics, bags, and accessories. Chic Mart also sells other locally made crafts and goods, making it a one-stop destination for various tastes.