See Batik Being Made Excellent Jogja Driver +62 819 1553 4286 Yogyakarta’s batik industry is rooted in the city’s long artisanal history, associated with the presence and blessings of the Sultan. Thus the city’s batik makers are located close to the city center, with a number of workshops located south of the Taman Sari. Many batik shops have a shop front, with the doors of the workshops in the rear remaining wide open for visitors who want to see how the colorful fabric patterns are made.
Your guide visited Luwes Putra Batik & Handicraft (Jl. Mongkoyudan No. 45), which sells a wide variety of batik fabrics. The prices are fixed, but the look into the batik-making process is enlightening: you get a guided tour with some hands-on experience, from laying lines of hot wax onto the fabric to soaking the fabric into the dye.