Laweyan is a kecamatan (district) of the kota of Surakarta in the province Indonesia of Central Java .


The kelurahan (administrative village) of the same name is a center of production and marketing of batik .


Purwosari Station is a stop on the line connecting Solo to Yogyakarta .


It was at Laweyan that Javanese batik traders in 1911 founded Sarekat Dagang Islam (“Muslim Trade Association”), which in the following year took the name of Sarekat Islam .