Arts And Crafts Of Bondowoso
Embroidery Industry in Bondowoso has its own style and design. With various colors and motif. This embroidery becomes the main characteristic of Bondowoso.
There are various knife and sword produced constantly in good quality. These blacksmiths are produced at Pucang Anom village – Tamanan district and many entrepreneurs who order and sell them in the other cities.
Bird Cage Handicrafts
The birdcage handicrafts factory is located in Mengen village - Tamanan district. In this traditional factory, they make various kinds of birdcages with various kinds of size according to the size of the bird and the demand of the consumers.
The Handwritten Batik handicrafts factory is located in Sumbersari village - Maesan district, about 13 from Bondowoso to the west. The traditional handmade batik from Bondowoso regency is known as Cassava Batik. For recent years, it has been managed well, so that it can be compete with the other batik in Indonesia. It has distinctive features that make different with others. Bondowoso Batik has unique cassava motif that combined with various colors, so that looks beautiful and has its own characteristic.
Klompen (wooden shoes) Handicrafts
Klompen is traditional sandal of Javanese that made from wood material. Klompen handicrafts factory produces various kinds of Klompen with different designs and sizes for teenagers and adults. It is located at Jambe Anom village – Tamanan district, about 15 Km southern of Bondowoso.
Whip ("Pecut") handicraft is located in Suger Lor village - Maesan district. Animal broker in Bondowoso area commonly uses this product to sell cows. Nowadays, during the development / improvement of the shapes, this handicraft is also used for household decoration.
There are many kind of beads handicrafts produced here, such as; necklace, ring, briefcase, belt, etc. Those products are made of shells, produced at Cerme district, about 32 km north east of Bondowoso city. The quite, varicolored, shapes, and size, become a special attraction for visitor to be owned, or as souvenirs for families and friends.
The central of leather handicraft is situated at Pujer district, about 12 km southward of Bondowoso city. The products are jacket, bags or purse, belt, wallet, and more various motif and models, size and color. The development in creating depends on taste of the customer. All of products are made of cowhide as the main material. The products quality didn’t need to be doubt, and achievable. Usually, the products are sold in a specialty store in around Bondowoso and Bali.
Silver handicraft in Bondowoso Regency may be called as a very young effort. But, it doesn’t mean that it has not a good quality and large market. The products such as bracelet, necklace, and ring, are not only marketed in around Bondowoso, East Java, or Indonesia, but also have been able to reach the international market, like Holland, Germany, and USA. Those fine handicrafts are produced by handmade workmen in Jati Tambang Village, Wringin district, about 16 Km west of Bondowoso city.
This furniture handicraft is quite different with other furniture, which is usually used wood or rattan as the main materials, but it is not. It is by banana leaves, so that it is called by “Ketebung” Furniture. As well as other furniture. It also produces into kinds of shape and size. The motif of each furniture also give an art value that combine with exclusive natural banana leaves color, being glossily polished, will definitely give a luxurious nuance. The centre of “Ketebung” Furniture industry is located at Karang Melok Village, Tamanan district, it is about 15 Km from Bondowoso to the south.