Handmade Batik Workshop

A Colorful Experience With Local Experts

$19.00per guest
Hosted by Basuki Widodo


  • Learn the traditional & original batik process form master batik artist who has been in the trade for several generations
  • The class is held in a casual but comfortable studio in the family home compound which is located within the famous Water Castle (Taman Sari)
  • Bring your own design and choose your own dimension to create a customized batik piece you can truly call your own

Inclusive of:

  • All tools and materials
  • English speaking facilitator
  • Light refreshments

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop off service
  • Meals
$US 19.00 per guest
10 hours
1 - 10 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

Booking Options



More About This Experience

Making batik is an intricate process that takes a lot of time and patience! It is the complex method of producing colored designs on textiles by dyeing them (having first applied wax to the parts to be left undyed). In October 2009, UNESCO designated Indonesian batik as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity and we understand why! Batik is a big part of the Indonesian culture. Each island, city or even family has their own batik pattern. It used to be the case that a person's rank could actually be determined by the pattern of batik that he or she wore! There are some designs that were reserved for royalties and were officially banned to be worn by commoners. Throughout Yogyakarta you see Batik patterns everywhere! Be careful though, most of the clothes and cloths being sold are not made the traditional ?batik? way. It is sometimes very difficult to see whether something is an ?original? batik or not. Although, if it seems too good (read;cheap) to be true it usually is! Rather then just buying batik we believe it will be much more valuable to actually make your own Batik design! Mr.Widodo will teach you every single step and guide you through the entire process. You will be sure to take a nice artwork home with you. You can create your own design, and you can make each size that he provides: - 45x50 - 75x90 - 150x45 - 150x90 - 200x115 If the weather is cold/wet it might take longer (more than a day) for the fabric to dry, especially if you choose a big size! Therefore we suggest to choose a small size. Also it is quite an extensive process and the bigger the size the longer you will take to complete it. Although if you are in Yogyakarta for a bit longer, of course, feel free to go for a big one! Whatever size you decide to make, Mr. Widodo will make sure you go home with a Batik fabric that you can be proud to call your own!

Additional Information:

  • Pick-up location: The exact pick-up location address will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the scheduled start time
  • Feel free to bring your own design for the batik work. We'd recommend keeping the design/pattern simple
  • During monsoons from Nov - Feb, the drying process of the dye might take slightly longer thus extending the duration of the activity


The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

Monday, February 18
Tuesday, February 19
Wednesday, February 20

Your Local Host

Basuki Widodo

My Name is Basuki Widodo, nut you can call me Widodo. I have been doing batik since i was a little boy, at that time the economy of my family was not good the only thing tht helped us was making Batik. However i...

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US$ 19.00 per guest