Lombok Handicrafts

Lombok Handicrafts Information

Lombok Handicrafts

On Lombok there is more crafts than art. The main crafts of Lombok are practical items made for everyday use, but showing great skills and finish, traditional techniques and natural, locals materials. Villages specialize in certain crafts, and it’s interesting to travel to a number of them, seeing hand weaving in one village, basket ware in another and pottery in third.

Lombok’s Pottery is gaining an international reputation for its quality workmanship. In the villages of Penujak, Banyumulek and Masbagik, all located within one hour’s drive from Mataram, one can see pottery makers painstakingly molding vases, jugs and plates in exactly the same way as they have been crafted for centuries. Only done by women, the pottery is all shaped by hand without the aid of a potter’s wheel. There are also numerous traditional looms producing varieties of hand-woven materials of very good quality..

Many of this product can be found in some art galleries in Bali’s Legian St, or Ubud. They are well marketed in Bali, and often claim as original Bali’s art. Two main villages in Lombok where they mainly produce those items are; Labuapi and Rungkang Jangkuk.

Although This handy crafts and furniture not being distribute world wide yet but Rotan crafts and furniture is very popular in Lombok or even in Indonesia. The traditional way to made the crafts and furniture is unique, difference, and smooth.

Lombok and Sumbawa’s seashore are potential and pollution-free for Oyster Farm. Many Japanese investors are involved in developing sea pearls and black pearls. Sekotong, East Lombok, and North West of Lombok are the places where most sea pearls comes from.

Lime stone is a new crafts in Lombok it’s becoming popular nowadays in Lombok, most of the star Hotel made the Lime Stone as lobby decoration.

There are two main well known villages which produce traditional hand weaving village in Lombok, Sukarara ( Central Lombok), and Pringgasela (east Lombok). Typical Tenun Ikat and sarong are produced here. The sarong is not only a comfortable article of clothing but can serve as a sheet, towel and multitude of other uses. Songket, is one of the most complicated hand weaving that usually done by women from generation to generation. The process can take over a month to reach one piece of Songket. Some expensive Songket combines silver or gold strings to give a touch of natural, shiny motif. Other kind of hand weaving is called Ikat Weaving, usually done by men.