Photo: Kebayas for sale along Jalan Sulawesi.

Jalan Sulawesi

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Jalan Sulawesi is a stretch of road full of dilapidated shophouses packed with all kinds of imaginable fabrics—as well as things like, um, cupboards, carved wooden chairs, plastic buckets and jewellery boxes. Even if you’re not in the market for fabric, having a wander through and a sticky beak is an interesting way to spend an hour or three.

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The road to look for. Photo taken in or around Jalan Sulawesi, Denpasar, Indonesia by Stuart McDonald.

The road to look for. Photo: Stuart McDonald

You’ll find plenty of traditional and not so traditional (that is, factory-made) batik, with some shops spilling around onto nearby Jalan Gajah Mada. You’ll also find plenty of glitzy, lacy fabrics piled into boxes outside and stacked to the ceilings inside. If you’re on the hunt for a traditional Balinese kebaya, choose your fabric and get one whipped up here.

Some fabrics are used for traditional purposes, but you might be able to think of something else to do with them. You’ll find fabrics you didn’t know you needed, even if you only planned to ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 200 words.)

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