Arts and Crafts in
Indonesian crafts as one of the
art products has various styles, patterns and designs, inherited from
ancestors with various cultural backgrounds. Traditional or spiritual values
from many tribes are reflected in the colors, forms and typical crafts from
certain regions which display various meanings related to the ethnic or
particular region of origin
Woven cloth is found all over
the country, with different motifs, patterns and colors according to their
respective region. The noted songket and ikat weaving are made in Sumbawa,
Flores, Kalimantan, South Sumatra, West Sumatra, Bali and East Timor.
Meanwhile, basketrys are found
in virtually all parts of the country, and many places in Sumatra, Kalimantan
and Sulawesi are well-known for their rattan baskets.
East Nusa Tenggara and Bali are
famous for their plaiting of lontar leaves, while Java is widely known for
plait work of bamboo and pandanus leaves, in the form of baskets, bags, hats,
mats, wallets and household articles.
Earthenware and ceramics have
been developed more and more artistically throughout the archipelago
Silverware is found in Kota Gede, Yogyakarta and Bali, while Sumatra and
Sulawesi are famous for their filigree silver work.
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