South East Asia

Woodworking

Woodworking is an age-old decorative art in the Philippines.  Probably the oldest existing manifestations of this art form are archaeologically recovered boat-shaped coffins on...

Shell Craft

Crafts utilising shells have been practiced in the Philippines for centuries. Archaeological examples of shells used as implements have been found. Ethno-linguistic groups such...

Piña Weaving

Piña is a handwoven Philippine textile produced mostly by the Aklanon in the province of Aklan in Western Visayas, Philippines. It is considered the...

Plaiting of mats and hats

Filipinos have lived their lives amidst articles fabricated through plaiting. The banig or plaited mat, has serviced the Filipino for sleeping or sitting, for...

Fish traps of Northwestern Luzon

Northwestern Luzon, Philippines, has a narrow coastal plain and hilly inland terrain, both of which are full of rivers and streams that originate in...

Bamboo crafts

Bamboo crafts permeate all aspects of Philippine life. Bamboo is used for house construction, for fishing and farming implements, for musical instruments and much...

Ulos

Ulos is a traditional woven cloth from Batak ethnic group in Toba Highland, North Sumatera, Indonesia. In the most literal sense, ulos can be...

Tenun Lurik

Lurik originated from the village of Java. In the beginning, lurik made in a sheet of clothes that functioned as kemben (a fabric that...

Tenun Donggala

Central  Sulawesi province is one of the Indonesian famous for its woven fabric, named donggala. It is often also called the sarong donggala. Locals...

Songket

Songket is a traditional Indonesian textile craft most common in the island of Sumatra. Songket is made by weaving technique that can be found...
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Kasongan (Javanese ceramic)

Kasongan is a traditional pottery village located in Bangunjiwo village, Bantul area of Yogyakarta province. It is believed that Kasongan already established for over...

Ikat Flores

Flores as a part of East Nusa Tenggara, known for its small intricate and highly detail ikat pattern that requires a highly skilled weaver....