Krebet is one of the areas in Jogjakarta that you should go to. You can do one of the famous things to do in Jogja. What is that?
Turns wood into batik
Usually, we are familiar with batik activity on fabric. But, the local people in Krebet Village do batik on wood. They take the advantage of wood as the media to do Batik. Now they are able to produce pretty crafts in a high value that attract both local and international visitors. This village also produces beautiful dried flower crafts which many visitors adore.
Different from doing batik on fabric, doing batik on the wood needs special skills. The reason is that the craftsmen draw the pattern manually instead of printed it. That’s why it requires higher precision. The batik’s motifs on wood that the local people in Krebet village created are various. They are including Garuda, sidomukti, kawung, sidorahayu, parangbarong, parangrusak, and also other types of batik.
The batik crafts on wood come in different models and size. There are leather puppets, masks, cupboard, wood sculpture, household accessories, jewelry box, decorative woods, and others. The price range starts from IDR 30,000 to 2 million above depends on the type of the craft. The selling is also until other countries outside Indonesia.
You should put Krebet Village as one of the places you need to go when you have a vacation in Jogjakarta, so you can learn how to do batik on the wood too. You can buy one of the crafts there to decorate your home with Indonesian’s touch or as a souvenir for your family or friends back in your hometown.
Homestays for visitors
When you want to visit this village, you don’t need to be confused about where you can stay. There are quite many homestays around the village. They will be one of your perfect places to stay which can give you a chance to get to know more about the local’s culture, food, and tourist attractions. The view of the village is also great that can make you forget about the bustling city and your daily routine. The air is fresh and there are so many trees. The price range for staying at the homestay is really cheap. Most of the homestays charge around IDR 40,000 to 100,000 per night.
The location of Krebet Village is at Krebet Sub-district, Sendangsari Village, Pajangan District, Bantul, Jogjakarta. It is around 12 km from the southwest of Jogjakarta. The journey to reach Krebet Village can start from the street to Bantul and then go to the south pass the Kasongan Village where it also one of tourism villages in Jogjakarta.
Marti Ceremony in the village
Besides enjoying woods crafts with batik on it, you can also see the Merti Ceremony in Krebet Village. This ceremony is held to express the local people’s gratitude to God because of the countless natural resources in their village. The people will parade a mountain full of foods through the village until to the main hall. Later, the head of the village will receive the offering. After that, the local people can snatch the food as many as they can.
Are you interested to put this batik crafts on wood as one of the things to do in Jogja?