An extensive collection of antiques, including Minangkabau brass salapah panjang (long boxes) used for storing lime and tobacco, silver salapah padusi for betel nut and lime, brass gongs, kerises (ceremonial daggers…
The best selection of wood carvings in Tuk Tuk, particularly Batak calendars, elaborate totem poles and fine musical instruments. Bargain hard. We’re not too sure about the authenticity of some of the ‘antique’ item…
A good collection of both ship cloths and kain tapis can be found here.
An extensive selection of used books for sale.
Pasar Raya – literally ‘big market’ – is the centre of Padang’s shopping universe; come here for anything from fresh fruit to clothes. It’s next to the large new mall.
Near the river just off Jl Pangeran Ratu, this market sells batik and other textiles from Sumatra and Java, as well as homewares.
Beyond tourist-market selections of fine silk and batiks.