Our archipelago is indeed very rich in wealth and natural beauty. All cities and regions in Indonesia have very interesting tourist destinations to visit, including Padang, West Sumatra.
With one of the most global tourist destinations is Lake Toba. But not only Lake Toba, you know, another famous tourist attraction is the Adityawarman Museum.
But to complete the perfection of your vacation trip, it’s better before returning home, buy souvenirs from this city first. The choices are quite varied, from food to trinkets and souvenirs.
So this time we will discuss some typical Padang City souvenirs that you can bring home as souvenirs for your relatives at home. Listen to the article until it’s finished!
1. Mukena Kerancang
Are you a collector of unique mukena? Will definitely like this one thing. Mukena Kerancang is one of the typical Padang souvenirs that must be purchased. Because this mukena has a different model and design.
The distinctive feature of this mukena is that it has a small hole embroidered on the fabric. Mukena kerancang motifs vary from plants, animals, to calligraphy. The price is quite good, reaching 400 thousand to 2 million for one set, but you won’t be disappointed with the quality.
2. Songket cloth
Another typical Padang souvenir is Kain Songket. For those of you who like kebaya, you must be familiar with this cloth. If you are in Padang there is nothing wrong if you buy this beautiful cloth from its hometown.
One of the most famous is Songket Minangkabau, you can find it easily in the Silungkang or Pandai Sikek area. Even though the price is quite expensive, you can create your own fabric according to your wishes.
The typical Padang souvenir that is often targeted by tourists is traditional musical instruments, one of which is the Saluang. Saluang is a typical Minangkabau flute. Uniquely, the flute is generally made of pipes and bamboo, this is different from Saluang.
The Minang people think that the best ingredient for making Saluang is using used drying gutters. Because if you blow it with the right technique, this Saluang will produce a harmonious and pleasant sound. This uniqueness is what attracts tourists to buy.
4. Wood Carving Crafts
Padang is a city that has a variety of handicrafts, one of which is wood carving. These wood carving crafts are often used as souvenirs by tourists when visiting Padang.
Pandai Sikek Village is a place for these Wood Carving Craft craftsmen, in addition to buying these souvenirs, here you can also learn the culture and characteristics of West Sumatra. The results of this wood carving are usually in the form of something that smells of nature.
5. Silver Carving Crafts
As we know, when you hear about silver, you will definitely remember Kotagede in Jogja, right? But who would have thought that Koto Gadang Agam in West Sumatra had silver crafts too, you know.
Currently, Koto Gadang Agam Silver Crafts are often used as souvenirs and even sold abroad. The results of this silver handicraft have various types of statues, miniature traditional houses, and you can also custom, you know. Very suitable to be used as decoration for your home!
Apart from Saluang, another traditional musical instrument that is often used as souvenirs is Serunai. Serunai is a typical Minangkabau clarinet. The way it is made and played is probably the same as the claniret in general.
However, the difference is that the designs and motifs in Serunai are more visible in Minang nuances. So it looks more unique and classic. These souvenirs can be bought to play with or just to display at home.
7. Minang nuance knick-knacks
Visiting Padang is incomplete if you don’t buy Minang-inspired trinkets. This object is also the most targeted to be used as typical Padang souvenirs, you know.
With prices starting from 10,000, you can get these typical Padang souvenirs such as displays of various shapes, various key chains, or even replicas of Padang City icons.
8. Karancang Embroidery Fabric
Besides Songket, there is one more thing that is typical of Padang, namely Karancang Sulam Fabric. The difference between this fabric and others is that the edge of the fabric is made perforated, but it does not diminish its beauty and art.
The yarn material used is of super quality and the manufacturing technique also uses a distinctive weaving by manual weaving. The finished materials of this fabric are various kinds of veils, sarongs, mukena. To get it, you can come to the art center around the city of Padang.
9. Traditional Clothing
Padang’s traditional clothes also look interesting, you know, to be used as souvenirs. This traditional clothing has various styles and sizes suitable for both men and women to wear.
If you buy this traditional outfit, it’s already a package with suntiang, sandals, until the scarf you know. Can be used as a wedding gift or as a delivery.
10. Muslim clothing
Padang is a center for Islamic learning, especially in Bukittinggi and Batusangka. So if you are visiting the Minang area, Muslim clothing is one of the souvenirs that should be brought.
At Pasar Aua Kuniang Bukittinggi you can find various kinds of Muslim clothing there, of course, at a low price.
How about the souvenirs above? Enough to be your reference when looking for souvenirs in Padang? Hopefully, these items can become beautiful mementos!