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Even if it means checking an extra suitcase, don’t leave Jakarta without batik in your bag. Batik is a cloth made with a special dyeing technique. The patterns and colors vary by region and carry different meanings. The colorful and intricate designs are found in artwork, on household items such as linens and tablecloths, and on clothing. Indeed, it is not unusual for Indonesians to wear batik to formal events, and there are often wear-batik-to-work days in Jakarta. You can find batik shirts, sarongs, dresses and even artwork at Pasaraya Blok M in South Jakarta.