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Top Choice Market in Mataram

Pasar Mandalika

There are no tourists at this vast market near the Mandalika bus terminal in Bertais, but it has everything else: fruit and veggies, fish (fresh and dried), baskets full of colourful, aromatic spices and grains, fre…
Top Choice Clothing in Gili Trawangan

Casa Vintage

The best boutique on Gili T is tucked on a backstreet near the cafe Il Pirata. It's a treasure trove of vintage fashion sourced internationally, and displayed with grace. Browse chunky earrings, superb leather bags,…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Mataram

Lombok Handicraft Centre

At Sayang Sayang (2km north of Cakra), there's a wide range of small shops here; look for the arched sign over the narrow road which reads 'Handy Craft'. Browse crafts, including masks, textiles and ceramics from ac…
Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Gili Meno

Art Shop Botol

Art Shop Botol is a large handicrafts stall just south of Kontiki Meno hotel. Choose from masks, Sasak water baskets, wood carvings and gourds. It's run by an elderly shopkeeper with 11 children and countless grandc…
Fashion & Accessories in Labuan Bajo

Magnolia Boutique Komodo

At Labuan Bajo's best fashion store, all pieces are locally made, with some also designed in Flores. There's plenty for the ladies, from linen clothing to contemporary caps made with naturally dyed ikat, as well as …
Textiles in Waingapu

Praikundu Ikat Centre

This small weaver's centre is 2.5km off the main road, sticking to the left fork. Run by Kornelis Ndapakamang, it's hung with some of Flores' most prized ikat, all naturally dyed with detailed motifs. Kornelis will …
Textiles in Waingapu

Ama Tukang

A series of rooms and houses championing ikat and jewellery, where guests can see everything from motif design to colouring and weaving. The collection features marapu, animals and village scenes – all hung on displ…
Textiles in Alor Archipelago

Sentra Tenun Ikat Gunung Mako

Ten metres off the road beneath some banana trees you'll find Mama Sariat Libana, mother of Alornese ikat, holding court or playing cards. Originally from nearby Ternate Island, she not only supports local weavers b…
Market in Mataram

Pasar Cakranegara

Collection of quirky stalls, some of which sell good-quality ikat (traditional cloth), as well as an interesting food market. Think of it as a modern variation on a traditional market.
Arts & Crafts in Senggigi

Asmara Collection

A cut above the rest, this store, next to the namesake restaurant, has well-selected tribal art, including richly detailed carvings and textiles from Sumba and Flores.