Indonesia is espcially known for its batik, but also for so many more art and handicraft forms such as woodcarving, silver smithing, stone carving, etc. Bali is one of the hotspots for Indonesian arts, with many local villages specialised in one or other craft. Visiting them was very high on my to do list! And rightly so, it turned out...
First stop: batik, of course! We visited a gallery and workshop in Yogyakarta and were allowed to just walk around and take pictures. The kind lady explained the whole process to us and we understand now why the real, handmade batik is so expensive.
Woodcarving! Entire villages were specialized in this craft, with skills that have been finetuned for generations. We were taken to a store (also known as tourist trap) with a huge collection of statues. We didn't buy anything as most of it wouldn't have fit into our luggage (or home) but it was great to see the details in the craftmanship.