Savvy travelers fill their suitcases with Murano glass from Venice, Persian carpets from Iran, crystal from Sweden and batiks from Bali. Fortunately, you can also buy these products online once you get back home.
World Souvenirs: Bali Batiks
If you’re walking around the island of Bali, don’t be surprised if a woman walks toward you with a pile of batik prints on her head and tries to sell you one. If you walk into a street market, vendors will run their fingers along the brightly colored threads and call out to you. It’s hard to escape Bali without some batiks in your luggage, but then, why would you want to? Fabrics are dipped in melted wax and then into colorful dyes, resulting in unique and vibrant clothing.