July 2, 2007

Jakarta Fair - a shopping trip recap

Of various events take place in Jakarta, one that I always look forward to is Jakarta Fair. It is an annual fair usually held for the whole month. This year the event is being held to coincide with Jakarta's 480th anniversary. A wide range of products is exhibited from automotive accessories, motorcycles, electronics, furniture, food, to traditional handicrafts and garments from provinces throughout Indonesia. If you like handicrafts, it is the best place to find ethnic treasures from regions all over the country. Superior workmanship, batiks, ikats, gems, brass & exquisite silverware and wooden carvings are put on display in a distinctively Indonesian setting and ambience. The entrance fee is about USD 2 and you can spend time as far as your feet can take you. Yes, the whole place is huge!!! It is in the same expo building where my company normally exhibited. The area is divided into Hall A, B, C, D, E and another sector in the middle.

When I went there two weekends ago, the place was too crowded for people to walk because it is coincide with the school holiday. So after 3 hours wandering around, I called it a day leaving the area with satisfaction on my face. I bought several things, mostly batik, T-shirts, some handicrafts ... as you all can see on the following pictures.

batik quilt bed-cover

batik cushion cover

another batik cushion cover

kain panjang batik

batik sarong

batik table cover

batik skirt

hand-painted wooden batik duck

hand-painted wooden batik elephant

hand painted wooden batik cats


Belle said...

beautiful craftmanship! i especially like the table cloth and the hand painted wooden batik elephant. how much would something like that cost?

elyani said...

Belle, I got a good deal on the elephant batik carving. I think that cost me about USD 6 and the round table cloth is around USD 7 or 8, I can't remember for sure since I shopped a lot that day! :)

momoftwo said...

oh my!!! I love the batik quilt, quilts are really nice. And the handpainted duck and elephant are gorgeous! Great finds!

NursyE said...

My kind of stuff!!!

I just have to watch what I accumulate anymore...

Rodrigo said...

Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Se você quiser linkar meu blog no seu eu ficaria agradecido, até mais e sucesso. (If you speak English can see the version in English of the Camiseta Personalizada. If he will be possible add my blog in your blogroll I thankful, bye friend).

Arfi Binsted said...

i saw the event from MetroTV (we can catch the channel through satellite dish) and i just went 'oh no, i missed it!'. love the crafts!! that is the second place i'd love to go after food stalls!

elyani said...

Arfi, thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your visit to this blog :)

Lia said...

hmmm beautiful batik collection i loved, salam kenal ;)

elyani said...

salam kenal juga Lia :)