Batik is one of Indonesia’s textile art that celebrates the traditional craft of resist dyeing using wax and (ideally) natural dye. There are many types of fabric and design to choose, from precious batik hand drawn on silk to the more contemporary design, that more and more independent local designers have come up with. We list the recommended places you can get batik from in any budget, either to wear yourself or as a gift for people back home!
1. Batik Keris $$
Batik Keris is one of the oldest and largest batik company in Indonesia, with more than 88 stores all over Indonesia and 29 of them spread in shopping centers of Jakarta and Tangerang. They have quite the collection from affordable to premium silk batik, to kids batik and handycrafts under their brand ‘Keris Griya’ in their bigger stores, such as the one in Jalan Sabang (Keris Gallery).
Batik Keris Menteng at Keris Gallery
Jl.HOS Cokroaminoto 87-89 Lt.4 dan Lt.5
Menteng Telp.021 – 31926908
Plaza Indonesia Lt.3 No.116.C, Telp. 021-3983 8236
Pacific Place L.t 3 No. 41, Telp. 021-5797 3187
Mall Kelapa Gading 2 Lt. 2 No. 318 B Telp. 021-452 9628
Emporium Pluit Lt.1 unit 15 Telp. 021-2907 1917
Kota Kasablanka Lt 1 unit 118 – 119
2. Thamrin City $
This gigantic mall is a haven for Batik lovers; from precious hand drawn silk batik, handwoven ikats, to batik shirts and handicrafts with bargain price. You do need to haggle yourself to the best price, and because of its immense size, it is very easy to get lost in the maze of shops.
Jl. K.H. Mas Mansyur, Kebon Melati, Tanah Abang, Jakarta (behind Grand Indonesia)
Phone: (021) 31990988
3. Chic Mart $$
Chic Mart has a tastefully curated collection of accessories, souvenirs, and clothing sourced from all over Indonesia. The price is not the cheapest, but not a rip off either. Very recommended for a quick batik hunting.
Jalan Kemang Raya No.55, Mampang Prapatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta
Phone: (021) 7197813
Bbm : 5A42AA59
WhatsApp : 085781059651
Facebook : chicmartkemang
Twitter : chicmartkemang
Hours: Everyday, 9AM–7PM
4. Alun-Alun $$$
Alun-alun, or city center in Indonesian, is a modern retail space in Grand Indonesia mall that curates the finest and most unique of Indonesia’s handicrafts. Here, you can also find authentic Indonesian food at Pala Lada, and Olah Oleh, a spot to get Indonesia’s authentic and sometimes rare coffees, spices, and other food produces.
The prices of the batik are on the higher side, reaching hundreds of dollars. But with that you’ll also get quality and one of a kind products. Come here if you are looking for totally unique pieces.
Grand Indonesia, Grand Indonesia West Building, Jl. Mh Thamrin Kav 28 – 30, 3rd floor.
Phone: (021) 23580890
5. Danar Hadi $$$
Like Batik Keris, Danar Hadi is also one of the most renowned batik companies in Indonesia, with different brands under it, ranging from exclusive hand-drawn batik (batik tulis) to kids and contemporary style batik and also kids.
Jl Melawai Raya 69-70, Jakarta Selatan| Phone: (021) 7237659
Jl Raden Saleh 1A, Jakarta Pusat | Phone. (021) 31923663
Jl. Prof. Dr. Soepomo 29 Tebet, Jakarta Selatan | Phone (021) 8297905 – 8303037
Pondok Indah Mall, North Skywalk 1st Floor No. 108, Kebayoran Lama Jakarta Selatan | Phone (021) 75916239
Bintaro Jaya Xchange Mall Unit UG No. 312, Tangerang, Phone: (021) 29864935
Puri Mall Jl. Puri Indah Raya Blok U 1, Phone: (021) 29111353
Jl. Bandung No. 18 Cinere, Depok Phone. (021) 7543079
T3 Ultimate Terminal, Domestic Bandara International Soekarno Hatta
6. Iwan Tirta Private Collection
If however, you want to impress, the Iwan Tirta collection is the batik you want to buy. Combining his vast knowledge on batik with glamorous fashion sensibilities, Iwan Tirta was known to have impressively created more than 10,000 original batik designs during his lifetime, and his creations have been worn by countless admirers, from world leaders to celebrities to other elite clientele both famous and anonymous, and prominently featured in international magazines, such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic. Get ready to pay at least hundreds upward to thousands of dollars per item to bring one home.
Flagship Gallery Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Shopping Arcade : +6221 2992 3541
Jl. Wijaya XIII No.11 A, Jakarta 12160 Indonesia +6221 722 1337
Plaza Senayan 1F Unit 121B, Phone: (021) 5725193
Pacific Place, Level 1 Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 52-53, Jakarta 10210 +6221 5797 3551
7. Pasaraya $$$
Famous as the place to go for Indonesian souvenir hunting in Jakarta. With an entire floor dedicated for handicrafts, including wood carvings, silveworks, and weaving from all over Indonesia, and another entirely for batiks, this place has it all. One drawback, all the prices have been marked up at least twice from normal price. We suggest you to only come here if you have absolutely no more time to hunt!
Jalan Iskandarsyah II/2 (Blok M), South Jakarta
Jakarta 12160 ,Indonesia
Hours: Everyday, 10:00 – 22:00
8. Gallery Indonesia WOW (Smesco) $$
Directly managed by the State Ministry of Cooperatives & SMEs, this store is dedicated to showcase Indonesia’s quality products from all 34 provinces in Indonesia, spread in 4 floors. The place claims to only mark the price up about 25%, but to be sure, you’ll have to see for yourself!
SME Tower Lantai 6 Kav. 94, Jl. Jend. Gatot Subroto, South Jakarta
Phone: (021) 27535400
Hours: Everyday, 8AM–9PM
9. Kem Chicks $$
Started from a humble grocery store in Kemang and a go to place for the expat community to find a little piece of home in their range of gourmet and imported products, Kem Chicks has become a favourite also for its inviting environment. In their main shop at The Mansion, Kemang, you can also find some local handicrafts and souvenirs displayed.
Jl. Kemang Raya No.3A, South Jakarta City, Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Phone: (021) 71790065
10. Tayada Batik $$
A batik shop that offers modern origami design ready to wear batik pieces in bright colors, made from Garut batik, some using traditional patterns and some with original design. Perfect for you who wants to wear batik, but doesn’t want to wear the traditional earthy colors.
Jl. Cibitung 1/16, South Jakarta