The diverse peoples of Indonesia have created a craft tradition which ranks amongst the world's finest. In batik textiles and intricate woodcarvings, in the stone reliefs of ancient monuments and the grace of the gold jewellery, the craftsperson expresses a uniquely Indonesian creativity. Whether created to meet the demands of daily necessities, or the requirements of ritual and religion, or for trade with neighbouring villages or overseas, Indonesia's crafts reflect a local genius, one which has responded with flexibility to the demands of economic change. This volume, presented by the National Crafts Council of Indonesia, depicts Indonesia's great handicraft tradition, in the words of those who have done so much to nurture and preserve it...
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