Apart from Bali, Lombok Island is one of the most popular tourist destinations for travelers. There are so many tourist objects that are getting more advanced on the island of Lombok. From beaches, mountains, lakes, to waterfalls.
All the tours are fun to enjoy with your family, friends, or alone. The natural panorama is very pretty and beautiful. But is that all you can enjoy? of course not.
There is one thing that should not be forgotten when you go to Lombok besides enjoying the tour, namely hunting for typical souvenirs.
There are many kinds of Lombok souvenirs, from food, drinks, to trinkets. So for those of you who are or are planning a vacation in Lombok, here are some recommendations for Lombok specialties!
1. Pearl Necklace
Surely you have heard that Lombok is the center of pearl cultivation, one of which is in Sekarbela Village. There are two types of Lombok pearls namely fresh and salty water cultivation. They come in different shapes and colors, some are white, black, gold and silver.
So, if you come to Lombok, it’s incomplete if you haven’t brought home the pearls. Prices for souvenirs pearl trinkets range from 15-500 thousand per item.
2. Sumbawa Oil
When you are tired all day traveling around Lombok, your body is definitely tired. So before you go back home, you should buy this one souvenir. Guaranteed properties that are really great for overcoming your achy body.
This Sumbawa Rubbing Oil is made from the root of anise and is believed to cure colds and aches. Perfect to wear alone or make a gift for your parents. Sold at a low price of around 30 thousand per bottle.
3. T-shirts Lombok
I think almost all tourist cities in Indonesia have these souvenirs. However, each region must have its own characteristics and uniqueness, so it’s still worth buying. Like the Joger Bali Cak Cuk Surabaya shirt, Dagadu Jogja.
Likewise Lombok, the characteristic of the shirt is the charm of the sea like a turtle. The theme is still about the view of the blue sea and natural beauty. These souvenirs are suitable for everyone, from children to adults. The price is around 45-120 thousand.
4. Sasak Songket Fabric
Songket cloth is a traditional dress of the Sasak tribe. This traditional dress has plain black motifs with various subordinates. This Sasak Songket cloth is usually used as a belt, shawl, and accessories.
This fabric is suitable if you want to be used as a material for wedding uniforms or party dresses and other formal occasions. Sukerare Village, West Lombok area, there you can find this Sasak Songket Cloth. Prices range from 200 thousand to millions.
5. Sasak Woven Fabric
Apart from Songket, another thing that you must buy is Sasak Woven Fabric. You can get this cloth at several beach resorts in the Central Lombok region such as Kuta, Seger, and others.
The uniqueness of this fabric makes the eyes of tourists interested in buying it. The price varies depending on the material and motif. If estimated at around 100-400 thousand. You can give it as a gift or use it yourself. Many souvenir shops sell this fabric.
6. Crack matting
If Sukerare Village is famous for its ikat and songket weaving, Beleka is the center of the largest and oldest handicraft industry in Lombok. The handicraft in Beleka Village is in the form of woven knick-knacks typical of Lombok, namely Anyaman Ketak.
It is not without reason that it is named Anyaman Ketak, this handicraft is indeed made from wild plants or often called clack.
The results are in the form of coasters, jewelry cases, women’s bags, barrels, various home displays, to decorative tables. Prices start from 15 thousand.
7. Typical Lombok pottery
Pottery lover? It’s a good idea to visit the Banyumelek, Masbagik, and Penujak areas. There is famous for its pottery craft center, but even though it produces the same crafts, each of these areas has its own characteristics, you know.
The Masbagik area produces pottery with geometric patterns and sea shells are used as decoration. If Banyumulek emphasizes the form of pottery such as barrels, pots, pans, braziers, cauldrons and others. While the typical Penunjak is in the form of a thief kettle. So, you are free to choose what kind of pottery model is suitable for souvenirs.
8. The Thief Jug
Apart from pottery, in Banyumelek you can also find very unique souvenirs, the name is Kendi Maling. The Maling jug has a shape like a jug in general, the difference is that the neck is longer and narrower.
So that to enter the water from the top of the jug is very difficult, so it must be entered through the bottom. Because of this it is called Kendi Maling, because it enters through the bottom, exits from the top. Unique huh? and this uniqueness makes this item much sought after by tourists. The price starts from 100 thousand.
9. Cukli Crafts
Lombok is indeed a unique place, after the Maling Jug, there is another Cukli Craft. Cukli is a piece of seashell combined into a wooden handicraft decoration. Many tourists like this craft because of its unique motifs and shapes.
The Cukli handicraft center is in Lendang Re Village and the prices start from 350 thousand. Besides that you can also see the manufacturing process, you know.
10. Begasingan (Gasing Lombok)
Begasingan is a traditional game of the Sasak people. Begasingan is similar to Gasing, but bigger in shape. The material for making Begasingan itself is made of tamarind wood and the edges of the iron are made of milled processing steel beams. The price is around 500 thousand.
So, those are some recommendations for souvenirs that you can take home to give to the people closest to you or your own collection.