East Phuket : Batik
Though originally from the island of Java – batik – can be found in several shops in Phuket. The Thai made and designed wax coated fabric is used to make sarongs, blouses and shirts are usually colorful prints incorporating Thai flowers, coconuts and other tropical images.
Some hotels in Phuket have outfitted their staff in batik fabric uniforms that adds a casual but smart look.
Batik clothing is also sold by vendors along the beaches in Phuket and its affordability lends to practicality when in search of some casual beachwear. Below are several shops that sell batik clothing and prints.