Pekalongan and Yogyakarta as prime batik producers in Indonesia. Only few people know that Sragen is actually a region of batik production. Even specific batik design of Sragen craftsmen has flooded batik market in Solo, Yogyakarta, Pekalongan, Surabaya, Denpasar and Jakarta! More than this, Sragen’s Batik has also reached market abroad such as Malaysia, Singapore, Africa, Germany, USA and Japan.
In Sragen, there are 12,000 batik craftsmen who most of them live at Kliwonan, Pilang and Sidodadi villages of Masaran Subdistrict. The other ones live at Cedongan and Jabungof Plupuh Subdistrict and area around Kalijambe Subdistrict. Sragen Local Government built batik training and marketing center at Kliwonan village located 13 km West direction from Sragen city. This policy was taken to support the program of BatikTourism Village.
There are many varieties of Sragen Batik, i.e. painted, stamped and printing batik with various products such as Sari mbit (couple cloth), saroong,shawl, stole, woman long cloth, blouse, shirt and so on. Batik industry opens big opportunity toinvest of raw material supplying, production development, training center, promotion and marketing.
Founded by Mr. Suparjan in 1976, Batik Brotoseno becomes one of outstanding batik producers in Central Java. In its workshop located at Kuyang Kliwonan village, Masaran Subdistrict, Batik Brotoseno currently employs 100 batik craftsmen of people surrounding. Moreover, Batik Brotoseno also makes cooperation with other batik craftsmen at Kliwonan so that it can absorb additional 250 workers.
Support by this huge workers, no wonder if Batik Brotoseno could produce 1,000 pcs (around 2,500 m) batik silk cloth and 900 pcs (around 2,250 m) batik cotton clothes per month. Each piece, both silk and cotton, has standard length 2.5 m and width 1.15 m. The price is various enough depend on the motif, model and cloth species. The price of silk cloth is around Rp 1 00,000.00 to Rp 4.5 million while the cotton one is around Rp 50,000.00 to Rp 500,000.00.