CARVINGS

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One of the most interesting here in Indonesia ! a. Some carvings we make into stunning mirrors Amongst the many talents here in Indonesia, wood carving is one of the most interesting. Timber is plentiful, and in days of yore, time was not problem either. So people used their spare time decorated their houses and their furniture with carvings. b. … Read More

Great Little Filler Items

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These little terracotta items are superb fillers for your container ! In these difficult days of excessively high shipping rates, it is important to get as much value in a container as possible. One of the best ways is to ensure that every tiny space is crammed full with items. From the bonepiles of Kasongan pottery village in Yogyakarta, we … Read More

Bargains Galore !

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Special discounted prices ! Disaster often happens in business. But with a little ingenuity, that catastrophy can sometimes be turned into a triumph. Recently a large retailing chain of giftshops called Ishka went bankrupt in Australia. One of their major suppliers, a good friend of ours based in Yogya, was left with 5 containers of stock. She could no longer … Read More

Coffee mortar

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Inexpensive and useful ! In days of yore, when most of the vehicles were horse or buffalo powered, and the Dutch were lords over the Indonesia Isles, people used to pond their coffee beans in wood or stone mortars. The crushed beans were their soaked in boiling water to provide the daily up of Java for both masters and peasants … Read More

Old Doors & Window Shutters

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Recycling, repurposing, green environmentally sound practice ! From the small rural villages of Java, we collect up these lovely old teak doors and windows and shutters. Then bringing them back to our workshops here in Solo, we repair and finish them. The end result is a range of very inexpensive, unique pieces that would glorify any home, café, restaurant or … Read More

Coffee Tables

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One of the most useful pieces of furniture in your house ! The coffee table, sitting in the middle of your primary living space, is usually the focus of visiting guests to your home. As such it is an important statement of who you are and what your tastes are. Are you a bland IKEA personality, or do you a … Read More

Feed Bowls

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Stunning in the Garden ! These days, the pace of life is fast, and people don’t have time to create with their hands like in the olden times. Many skills are being lost as more and more of our requirements are produced in factories. It’s nice to have things handmade, with all then little quirks and imperfections, Like these feed … Read More

Casual Cane

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This little collection makes excellent filler items for those small spaces in a container Cane furniture has been around for centuries. In it’s heydays at the end of the nineteen century, there were huge factories in America and Europe producing for Victorian era houses. The raw material for cane furniture is the rattan vine, a very long liana creeper that … Read More