8 Best Indonesia Souvenirs: Woodcraft

In this article, we are going to discuss more what’s behind Indonesian woodcraft as souvenirs. Which you can always find them in any market or souvenir shop especially in Bali. The definition of woodcraft is skill and practice in anything relating to the woods. Especially in maintaining oneself and making one’s way in the woods. But that’s not the kind of woodcraft we’re walking about here. Here, we’re going to talk more about souvenirs that we can usually find in Indonesia. From wooden carving type of souvenir to wooden souvenirs box.  Now talking about souvenirs, besides the art of wayang kulit and batik. Indonesia is also known for having large collections of wooden crafts. Almost every area in Indonesia has its own style of wooden crafting. From home decoration to tissue holders and statues all these varieties can be found in Java, Sumatra, Bali, and even Papua.

Woodcraft Souvenir in Bali - 8 Best Indonesian Souvenirs Woodcraft Blog Post at Kaliuda Gallery Bali

Woodcraft Souvenir in Bali | Source: google.com

What is woodcraft?

wood·​craft | \ˈwu̇d-ˌkraft \. 1: skill and practice in anything relating to the woods and especially in maintaining oneself and making one’s way in the woods. 2: skill in shaping or constructing articles from wood.

What is Wood Carving?

Wood carving is a broad term encompassing any form of working wood with a tool into some sort of an aesthetic object. One would rarely refer to a non-aesthetic form of woodworking as such, but some types of carving may be functional, as with artisanal chairs, instruments, or paneling. Humans have been carving wood for thousands of years, and examples of this form of art can be seen in almost every society on the planet.

American Soldier Wooden Chess from Kaliuda Gallery - 8 Best Indonesian Souvenirs Woodcraft Blog Post at Kaliuda Gallery Bali

American Soldier Wooden Chess from Kaliuda Gallery | Source: Kaliuda Gallery Bali

Like the picture above, you can find our high-quality wooden crafts and souvenirs have become well known in Bali and are looked upon favorably by both tourists and exporters alike.  Based on our years of experience in the production and marketing of handicrafts, Kaliuda Gallery believes that the making of quality wooden handicrafts for sale to foreign tourists, locals, and for export has tremendous potential in Bali. 

Buto from Indonesia Wooden Chess from Kaliuda Gallery - 8 Best Indonesian Souvenirs Woodcraft Blog Post at Kaliuda Gallery Bali

Buto from Indonesia Wooden Chess from Kaliuda Gallery | Source: Kaliuda Gallery Bali

Also, as we said before the art of wood carving is quite well-developed in Indonesia. Other than tribal art wood carvings of Asmat, Dayak, Nias, and Toraja area is well known for their refined wood carving culture; they are Jepara in Central Java and Bali. Mas village near Ubud in Bali is famous for its wood carving art. In Indonesia, we can find many wood carvings, wood crafts, or wood crafts. Find the best woodcraft souvenirs collection at Kaliuda Gallery Bali.

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