One of Indonesia's most distinctive crafts is the stunning art of batik fabrics. Using hot wax to block out intricate patterns before dying, the range of designs and colors is truly astounding. There are a number of places in Bali where you can spend a few hours creating your own batik, but one of the largest and most established is Batik Popiler in Denpasar. You can also buy some beautiful handmade sarongs here and see gorgeous modern uses in fashion for these traditional fabrics.
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Batik is an Indonesian resist-dyeing technique, and this family-owned brand has been making batik textiles for more than 40 years. Their establishment is part museum, part boutique: Watch the painstakingly detailed process of making batik, then peruse the richly colored paintings and clothing for sale.