Maybe there are still those who are wondering, what is it that makes various antiques on the antique market priced at high prices, loved and hunted a lot. of course not all antiques. but, authentic antiques.

So, what makes antiques valuable? Even the more antique it makes it even more valuable? The answer, of course, will vary. Depends on the perspective of the answerer.

However, in summary, there are several reasons that more or less represent the many reviews both subjective and objective related to why antiques are valuable and much sought after.

Antiques always have an appeal. Source: unsplash.com
Antiques always have an appeal. Source: unsplash.com

The first, because various antiques in general, are no longer produced. Because they are no longer produced, their existence is of course very rare. Because it is rare, do not be surprised if it is then priced at a fairly high price.

The second, is because of the historical value that exists in the object. His existence, which is a silent witness to a major event, or has had contact with great people, is one of the main reasons that make antiques so valuable.

Jogja Antique Market.

Well, for those of you who are quite interested in various kinds of antiques, and happen to be or are just about to visit Jogja, you can take the time to visit some of the following anti-Jogja goods markets.

1. Beringharjo Market

The first market is Beringharjo market. This market is already quite popular among both local and foreign tourists. Beringharjo Market actually not only provides a variety of antiques, but also offers a variety of typical Jogja products, ranging from batik clothes to Jogja specialties.

2. Antique Market Malioboro

Malioboro is a great place to hunt for antiques. Source: unsplash.com
Malioboro is a great place to hunt for antiques. Source: unsplash.com

Next is Malioboro. This Jogja icon is no longer in doubt for its popularity. In Malioboro, you could say, everything you are looking for can be found there. No exception various kinds of antiques.

3. Kotagede Market

You can also hunt for antiques at the Kotagede market. This market is located on Jalan Mentaok Raya, Purbayan, Kotagede sub-district, Yogyakarta. Kotagede Market is a people’s market that has existed since the time of Panembahan Senopati, during the Islamic Mataram kingdom. With a background that is quite rich in history, looking for various antiques at the Kotagede market is very representative.

4. Senthir Market

Well, this antique market is more specifically highly recommended for those of you who are hunting for a variety of unique and rare antiques. You can find ranging from old school books, kris, cassettes, coins, and much more. Senthir Market is located on Jalan Pabring Selatan, Ngupasan, Gondomanan District, Yogyakarta.

5. Klithikan Pakuncen Market

Finally, there is the Klithikan Pakuncen market which is also no less popular as a place to hunt various kinds of antiques. For lovers of antiques, this place is one that you shouldn’t miss when you visit Jogja.

Klithikan Pakuncen Market is located at Jalan HOS Cokroaminoto No. 34, Pakuncen, Wirobrajan, Yogyakarta City, Jogja.

Tips for Hunting Antiques at Senthir Market Yogyakarta

It’s not complete to recommend the Jogja antique market without giving a few tips. Here are some tips that you can consider when you want to hunt for antiques in Jogja antique markets.

1. Come Early

Come early. Source: unsplash.com
Come early. Source: unsplash.com

You need to know that you are not the only antique hunter in Jogja. You’re also not the only visitor to Jogja’s antique markets. Therefore, winning the moment becomes very important in antique hunting. At least come earlier than other visitors.

Arriving early means you have a better chance of getting what you’re looking for in the market than other antique hunters.

2. Prepare for a Surprise

You won’t always find what you’re looking for. But you are very likely to actually meet an antique that is much more interesting than what you are looking for. So, prepare yourself.

Focusing on what your goal is is important. it just doesn’t mean you close yourself off to other possibilities. Stay open to all possibilities.

3. No need to rush

Looking for antiques takes patience. Because you’re on the hunt for something valuable and interesting in the midst of things that are also valuable and interesting. Characteristics of objects that do not have special specifications which is why antiques become more attractive.

Be patient and don’t rush so you don’t miss what you’re looking for. So that you don’t miss things that you can dream of in the future. Even if your unhurriedness doesn’t always lead to what you’re looking for, at least enjoy your hunt.

4. Have a Bargaining Skill

Generally, the more antique an item is, the more expensive it is. For that you need to be armed with special skills in order to get a suitable price meeting point. Especially if it’s not a bargaining skill. Given that there is no fixed selling price by traders, everything is negotiable. So as long as it’s still negotiable, try to bargain.

5. Take it if it’s Suitable

An important point from the previous antique hunting tips is to buy the “fit” right away. Don’t delay buying the item when you feel it fits. Remember, the opportunity does not necessarily repeat the second time. you can’t even find it in other markets.

Well, that’s a brief review of some recommendations for Jogja antique shops that you must visit. May be useful. That is all and thank you.