Jogja is a city on the island of Java with a wealth of cultural and historical wealth. Not only that, this special city is very friendly to tourists, both local and foreign. Many people like to have a vacation in Jogja because the tours, culinary, and culture are very unique.
In fact, not just once, they often go back and forth to visit Jogja just to spend the weekend in this City of Culture.
Before visiting Jogja, in addition to finding out the tourist destinations, it’s good if you know what special souvenirs you can take home to give to your loved ones.
Here is a list of typical Jogja souvenirs in the form of cheap, attractive, and durable souvenirs as keepsakes.
1. Dagadu T-shirt
If you’ve ever been to Bali, surely you know what the famous souvenir brands are there, yep! Joger. Now Dagadu is not much different from Joger. One of the Dagadu products that are really bought as souvenirs is a T-shirt.
This Dagadu T-shirt has a design with a high level of art. Namely by combining the characteristics of Jogja culture with contemporary words or writing. Make sure if you buy the original Dagadu shirt from an official outlet, the quality is guaranteed.
One of the Javanese traditional arts, especially Jogja that still exists today is Wayang. When you go on vacation to Jogja, watching a puppet show can be an interesting choice.
Well, the good news is that you don’t just watch it. It turns out that you can also take the puppet home with you, you know. You can buy a souvenir of this puppet replica. In Malioboro, many sell in various shapes and sizes. Interested in buying it?
3. Batik Jogja
Batik Jogja also deserves to be counted as a souvenir. Just like its neighbor, Solo, Batik Jogja also has no less cool designs and styles. The most popular Jogja Batik motifs are Ceplok, Kawung, and Parang.
This jogja batik souvenir is available in various forms such as intact fabrics, shirts, blazers, and dresses. You can buy it according to your taste and choice or the person who will buy this souvenir.
4. Dowa bag
This typical Jogja handmade bag is quite popular in the world per souvenir. Even though it is made without using a machine, the quality of the Dowa Bag is admirable. Because this Dowa Bag is made using nylon material and the inside is added with vuring, so it looks more elegant.
This knitted Dowa bag has fresh and unique motifs so that it can make anyone look more fashionable by wearing this bag.
If you talk about Javanese clothing, you must have seen this thing? Blangkonan Jogja is also sold as a souvenir. This typical traditional head covering is usually made using batik cloth.
This typical souvenir can be purchased at various places as souvenirs or around tourist sites. There are various motifs at relatively safe prices. So if you want to buy a lot, you have nothing to lose.
6. Beringharjo Antiques
A fan of antiques? Must go to Beringharjo Market. There you will find various kinds of antiques with new conditions.
Various kinds of antiques are available there, from statues of gods, porcelain, statues, to furnishings of the ancient era. All anti-items here are negotiable, so you can buy them at the agreed price between the sellers.
7. Leather Crafts
Jogja leather crafts can be the next alternative souvenir. In Bantul or more precisely on Jl. Dr. Wahidin Sudirohusodo, there are lots of sellers of typical Yogyakarta leather handicrafts. From shoes, sandals, bags, to buckles, they are sold at relatively cheap prices but the quality is still okay.
The model of this leather craft is also made as attractive as possible. It is very suitable if it is used for daily activities such as playing, working, or studying. Even though the price is cheap, you can still bargain, you know.
Apart from blangkon, Yogya’s signature outfit is Surjan. Jogjakarta’s typical men’s clothing is also widely used as souvenirs by tourists. The distinctive lurik motif makes this souvenir much to behold.
Apart from striated, batik or plain motifs are also in great demand. Even though it looks simple, this outfit is quite fashionable when combined with a neat style.
9. Batik slippers
Next is Batik Slides. This typical Jogja sandal is made using batik. Enough antiamainstream right? because usually sandals are made of leather or rubber.
This Batik Slop is sold in various shops or souvenir centers scattered in the city of Jogja. With a price of no more than 50 thousand, you can get this beautiful souvenir.
10. Batik Mask
Another batik product that can be used as souvenirs or personal collections is the batik mask. This souvenir is one of the most trendy and popular.
Usually tourists who buy this batik mask are used as wall displays. The price is relatively cheap and can be found in almost all souvenir shops in Jogja.
11. The statue of Loro Blonyo
Now this one souvenir is usually bought as a wedding gift. Loro Blonyo is a statue of a bride and groom wearing a typical Jogja wedding dress. Reportedly, this statue is considered to bring an aura of happiness for the couple.
So while on vacation in Jogja, tourists deliberately buy these souvenirs to gift them to relatives or relatives who are new or about to get married.
12. Miniature Rickshaw or bicycle
This unique and adorable item should not be left off your souvenir list. There are quite a lot of enthusiasts for this miniature becak or onthel bicycle. Many tourists are hunting for this souvenir.
Many souvenir shops sell these miniatures with different price variations. In addition, there are also various kinds of materials made of wood, copper, metal, and others.
13. Silver Crafts
When it comes to silver, Yogyakarta City is the winner. Kotagede, an area in Jogja is a gathering place for silver craftsmen. This handmade silver is made into various kinds of souvenirs such as bracelets, necklaces, key chains, statues, and so on.
The fame of this silver craft is not only famous in the local area, but also reaches the international market, one of which is the Netherlands. Are you sure you aren’t interested in buying it?
14. Traditional Toys
Even though it’s modern era, we can’t forget something more traditional. Now this one souvenir can’t be missed either.
To commemorate the old days, these traditional toys can be used as souvenirs. Such as dakon boards, tops, catapults, and so on. These items are still widely sold in souvenir shops in Jogja, you know. Ayok helped to preserve local wisdom by buying this souvenir.
15. Gamelan miniature
Finally, if you want souvenirs that are closer to Javanese culture and traditions. You must buy souvenirs in the form of miniature gamelan. This traditional musical instrument that is well known to the traditional scene deserves to be a souvenir.
Even though it is only a miniature, the shape is still similar and does not eliminate the originality of the gamelan itself. These miniature gamelan are sold either as one set or one unit. Unique, right?
How is the list of typical Jogja souvenirs above? Enough to help you in summarizing a list of souvenirs that will be purchased later when you go to Jogja, right? Hopefully your vacation will be more perfect by bringing the above souvenirs home to Jakarta or your hometown.