Batik clothes produced in Sleman district, Yogyakarta special province were promoted in international markets among others in some of the former Soviet Union states, Japan, United States and in South East Asia.
"The international markets have started seeking Sleman batik motive with the pictures of elephants and nature and dominated by blue color," said Bambang Sumardiyono, owners of the `Wisata Batik Nakula Sadewa` in Sleman, Sunday.
Sumardiyono said, apart from the already known Batik made in Pekalongan, Yogyakarta and Solo, Bambang was currently promoting the Sleman batik which has its own characteristics, both the motive and color.
"I was only trying to promote that Sleman district is also producing batik and is not second compared with batik made by other regions," he said.
According to him, in several batik exhibitions such as in Russia, Latvia, Japan, Germany and the US, visitors showed high interest in the Sleman batik and gave high appreciation to the "batik tulis" with its artistic value.
Currently the demand for batik in those countries is quite high, and the minimum sales turnover in a month reaching at least Rp200 million," he disclosed.