Bali, in fact all Indonesia is known for it's beautiful Batik and different styles are found in different areas.
Batik shopping with two grumbling almost teenagers was not my original plan but I had to accept the reality.It was hot and I mean hot and humid and when there is shop after shop stacked with fabric it can be a little, no rephrase, very overwhelming. Haggling is also expected everywhere in Bali , the exception being restaurants and once you have engaged in haggling you won't stop it.
I have also realised that whilst I both love and covet beautiful fabric I am not a fabric hoarder. I can't shop for material if I don't have a vision in mind of what I want to make or if I can't "see" the fabric in something.
Anyway to cut a long story short my batik buying trip was successful and I settled on several pieces of batik from traditional to contemporary, painted to stamped.
Our Driver "Blue" was great, he pointed in the right direction to a reputable batik dealer and then to Ubud market. the quality varies enormously so without a lot of homework or advice there is a fine line between being ripped off and getting a bargain.
My pieces ranged between $5 and $20 for 2 meters. I am very happy with that.
I do have ideas for each piece ranging from dresses to bags and beyond. To be posted soon....