If you happen to walk down any road in the capital city of Jakarta or other places like Bandung, Surabaya and Yogyakarta, chances are you will find a lot of women wearing batik which range from sundress to formal office wear. At the same time, we can even find many girls dressed in batik tops and jeans. Back then, the youngsters almost always associated batik as a traditional attires that were worn by the elderly (moms, aunts, uncles) at wedding parties. But now there are so many relaxing, younger, and cute designs available from tank tops, baby dolls to beautiful coats you can choose.
At home after work, I always wear batik daster (a casual dress worn by many Indonesian women) because it's just so comfortable. I also have a quite number of batik collections from kain panjang (batik fabric), table clothes, cushion covers to knicks knacks like batik wooden statues. I bought them at various crafts expo here in Jakarta. In the self portrait above I wore a Bali batik sundress. A gift sent by my dear friend, Eka from Pernik Unik in Bali.