Triwindu Antique Market
Triwindu Antique Market Solo Reviews
"Many Antique Past & Present" Jul 28, 2014
After we visited the Klewer Market on the main street in Sole, we now decide we want to go to the Triwindu Antique Market which not too far…just a 20 minute walk if my memory serves me well. This market is known as the antique center of Solo. It is strategically located, in the city center and close to the small Palace of Mangkunegaran on Jl Diponegoro street. At first glance the center reminds me of the antique market on Jl. Surabaya street in Jakarta, the only difference Triwindu market is more organized and much larger. The market is open from 9 am and close around 4 or 5 pm.
For those who are interested in the old, unique and the not so old this market has the lot...even a shop that did sells very warn out car clutch plates...which they set out like antique dinner plates (sorry I forgot to take a picture maybe because I was laughing so)
The items sold here are of various sorts, old earthenware, many things of iron, puppets, ancient coins, old paper money, stones, statues, helmet retro, old black and white photographs, billboard stores signs, dagger, long batik cloth, vintage radio, vintage lamps and not to forget the clutch plates...lol. Also supposedly there are also objects that are from the Palace’s or that are not at all antique, so be aware that some are even fakes. there are also new items such as masks and sculptures made of wood. Therefore the price of goods here is quite diverse, from cheap to expensive.
The building here is comprised of two stories, so do not forget the second floor of the Triwindu market as you will find many more no less interesting than the first floor. Many of the collections on sale here on the second floor are mainly to do with kitchen utensils made of iron. I can see the teapot, plates, cups. There is cutlery coupled with tins for crackers/biscuits that are sold here. These have become the target and favorite to the oversea’s foreign tourist, who often come here to this market.
I think they are attracted by colorful decorations of these Cracker Tins which are mostly derived from Solo. and will probably be flown to the Netherlands, Malaysia, Europe, and even the United States.
Walking down the halls of the market was like being in another world, the memory returns to the past,. If you get bored with the conventional shopping mall you can come to this place. Just ask to look and see any items that especially seems of interest to yourself.and asked the antique owners, what the best price they can do.
Here at Triwindu Antique Market is a welcome change from any other attractions.
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