Frangipani flower head clip: Chatuchak Weekend Market batik: Jogjakarta
sandals: genuinekids @ Target
Batik is a type of fabric dyed with wax-registent technique in Indonesia. I have exchanged email messages with the writer of Sweet Batik, a blog written by an Indonesian lady who has batik business and she has a beautiful collection on her business site. Check out here if you are interested in seeing more batik patterns.
I have posted about my older daughter’s batik dress before. In terms of design, I really like this dress which I found at Pasaraya. I saw my friend’s daughter wear a dress with the same design bought in Jogjakarta, so I hope to find some there, too, when I have a chance to visit. The dresses on this post are all souvenirs from Jogjakarta when my husband went there on business. I think he did a great job picking out dresses for our girls. Don’t you think?
If you want to shop for batik, it seems that Jogjakarta is the place to go. The dresses my husband purchased in Jogja (Jogjakarta) are all very inexpensive (US$5-8) and I hear that there are so many selections there. I am yet to visit Jogjakarta and I cannot wait to go. Many people go to visit Jogja to see Borobudur. If you ever have a chance to come to Indonesia, you should try to include Jogjakarta in your itinerary.
I would love to buy a batik dress for myself, but many batik colors I have seen are autumn colors and unfortunately for me, I do not look good in autumn colors. According to the color analysis, I should wear summer colors. I was looking at Sweet Batik’s collection and saw several summer colors, so I hope to find something that looks good on me.