Pagi Sore Batik (literally means morning and afternoon batik) might sound familiar to batik fans. Pagi sore batik has two distinguish batik motifs, with often two different colors combined into a single piece of fabric or clothing. This unique batik has existed for a long time, but it just gained its popularity recently due to the contrasting motifs combination.
Pagi Sore Batik is a traditional batik that was also popular in the past, during the time of Japanese occupancy in Indonesia. During that period, there was a short supply of cotton, making the price became unaffordable of most of the people. The batik makers then developed a batik which has two different motifs, creating an illusion of having two piece of different batik. They normally wore one side which has lighter color for the day and another side with darker color for the afternoon or evening.