Craft in Indonesia

Indonesia’s culture is indeed rich in the arts and crafts. The crafts of Indonesia vary in both medium and art form. As a whole the people are artistic by nature and express themselves on canvas, wood, metals, clay and stone. The batik process of waxing and dyeing originated in Java centuries ago and classic designs have been modified with modern trends in both pattern and technology. There are several centres of Batik in Java, the major ones being Yogyakarta, Surakarta, Pekalongan and Cirebon. Sumatra produces some of the best gold and silver-thread woven sarongs, known as songket; South Sulawesi women produce colourful hand-woven silks, while Bali, Flores and Timor produce some of the best textiles from natural fibers using complicated motifs. In wood craft, Bali’s artisans produce beautiful sculptures, as do the Asmat in Papua, both traditional and modern, Central Java’s craftsmen produce finely carved furniture, while Bugis shipbuilders of South Sulawesi continue to build the majestic “phinisi” schooners that ply the Indonesian seas until today.

Kite

Posted at 30 Sep 2014

There are various types of kites game. The most common is inlaid kite (called Betawi koang) and kite complaint (the game). There is also a kite that was given sendaringan that can make a sound due to wind gusts. Kites game commonly played by children during the transition because usually strong wind blows at that time. 
 
In some areas of the archipelago kites played as part of certain rituals, usually associated with the cultivation process. The simplest kites made ​​of leaves are given a framework of bamboo and tied with rattan fibers. Such kites can still be found in Sulawesi. Allegedly Similarly, some forms of traditional Balinese kites kite evolved from leaves because of its oval shape that resembles a leaf.

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Anyaman

Posted at 30 Sep 2014

Woven fibers which are coupled to form a rigid object, usually to make baskets or furniture. Webbing is often made ​​of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers can also be used. Materials used can be any part of a plant, such as sugar cane or rattan core or overall thickness of the plants, such as willows. Other materials used are known as reed and bamboo are woven. Usually the frame is made of stiffer materials, after which a more pliable material used to fill the order. Webbing is lightweight but strong, making it suitable as furniture are often removable. Webbing is often used for furniture on the porch and patio.

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