Typical Souvenirs From Yogyakarta

Written By Tobby on Sunday, 31 July 2011 | 12:00

Wayang Kulit Show
 Yogyakarta, the center of Javanese culture. Yogyakarta is one of the provinces in Indonesia which has a cultural diversity. Yogyakarta still retain their culture well. As well as the culture, Yogyakarta is also famous for its handicrafts and traditional foods. Crafts and traditional foods that made ​​the original creative people of Yogyakarta that you will not find in other areas.
Some By-the original made ​​in Yogyakarta you can get when visiting Yogyakarta : 

1. Wayang Kulit 

Wayang kulit is the name given to the Indonesian shadow puppets, and also often known as the Javanese wayang puppet. Java became an island in Indonesia. Wayang means 'puppets' and leather means 'skin' and 'flat'. Wayang kulit Therefore, flat leather puppets. Shadow puppets typical for the particular character designs: shoulder angle, long, skinny arms and legs, and a very intricate carvings.

When this has been often found in Yogyakarta Wayang Kulit sold as souvenirs of Yogyakarta. Usually in the form of wall hangings, key chains, and others.

2. Batik
Both Batik is an art and a craft, the which is Becoming more popular and well known in the West as a wonderfully creative medium. The art of decorating cloth in this way, using wax and dye, has been Practised for Centuries. In Java, Indonesia, batik is part of an ancient tradition, and some of the finest batik cloth in the world is still made ​​there. The word batik originates from the Javanese tik and means to dot.

You can easily find this fabric crafts in Yogyakarta.

3. Bakphia Pathok
Bakpia Pathok Indonesian small round cakes, usually filled with green beans, but has recently also come in other patches (eg chocolate, durian, and even cheese. They are one of the specialties of Yogyakarta called "fringe" in this city (Pathok) where sweets are derived.
Bakphia Pathok
These cookies are similar to large round cakes Indonesian (or "pia") - the only difference being size. They are commercially packed in small boxes and sold at many food shops in Yogyakarta. Bakpia influenced and derived from the Chinese sweet cakes.

And many more that can be found in Yogyakarta, and do not forget to buy souvenirs for your family