Due to their beauty and historical value, old prints of Indonesia have become items among collectors of art and antiquities.

The prints intended to represent memorable portraits and sceneries of the country, therefore the reproduction of these lithographs often involved adorning the subject matter in the best clothing available, set in glamorous interiors to make the images appeared visually appealing and interesting.

These old prints portray a romanticised and exoticised view of the country and its culture, creating the impression that art was deeply ingrained in the daily life of the past much more so than it is now, which resulted in gaining the public's wider attraction.