Crafts Up Close

Indonesian Techniques

Jan 11, 2012 by Irene Vermeulen

Exploring workshops and showrooms, meeting craftsmen and entrepreneurs, Craftscurator just loves it.

Last month, I spent 3 weeks on the wonderful island of Bali to work with crafts exporters and to visit markets and shops. What a rich world of materials, techniques and colours Indonesia has to offer!

With each of the craft businesses, we created a range plan and product lines to prepare them for exporting. An eclectic mix of tabletop ceramics, shell inlay mirrors, wooden stools, patchwork textiles, metal gift boxes, paper lampshades and carved buddha's is being developed right now. Let me share an exclusive preview; close-ups of the precious materials and skillful techniques we are using for the product ranges.

The new and exciting collections will be shown on the Lifestyle Vietnam Trade Fair in Ho Chi Minh City, April 18-21, 2012.

Click here for an interview with the local creative director of this project.

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Petrified Wood
from Java
Traditional Baskets
from Bali
Woven Fibres
with batik print
Hammered Metal
ceremonial basket
Recycled Textiles
rag rugs and covers
Recycled Glass
made of wine bottles
Hand Turned Ceramics
with tiny frogs
Fruitskin Peel
used in a mosaic style