Please educate me on shopping for traditional Indonesian textiles.
April 7, 2014 9:48 PM Subscribe
A friend of mine is visiting Jakarta and will be taking a shopping trip to Pasaraya Grande as part of his tour. I love fabrics and I particularly love traditional dye work (such as batik) and handwoven cloth. However, I don't know much about the textiles of Indonesia, and I've never been there myself. What kinds of pieces are available at the Pasaraya Grande, and how are they priced? I'd like to give him some money and just tell him to get me something awesome -- what could he get for, say, $100 USD? How about $20 USD?
posted by pupstocks to Shopping (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My friend has basically no interest in textiles and won't want to work very hard to find something amazing for me. I'm kind of hoping there's just tons of amazing stuff everywhere there, but I really don't know what he should expect. Thanks for your help!