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5 Reasons for Jepara Wood Carving that is Loved by Foreign Countries

Jepara wood carving products have their own charm, seen from the motifs of tufts or recesses of the niches where the leaves are like a fan that is open which at the end of the leaf is tapered. In addition, the shaft of the niche rotates in an elongated style and spreads to form small branches that fill the space so that it beautifies its charm.

In the city of Jepara, almost all districts have furniture and wood carving production centers in accordance with their expertise. The results of Jepara wood carving crafts can be various forms ranging from sculpture motifs, leaf motifs, reliefs and others. The basic material for the production of Jepara wood carvings comes from teak, mahogany, sengon and others.

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Wood carving is the main craft of community residents in the city of Jepara. There is a wood carving production center which is inseparable from wood carving experts, namely in the village of Mulyoharjo.

According to SP Gustami (Jepara Carving Craft Art), wooden handicraft activities in Jepara have been known by residents since centuries ago. Starting from the reign of the queen of Shima who paved the way for the emergence of a port city to allow for carpentry and legislation. During the Demak administration, another prominent figure was present in Jepara, the queen of Kalinyamat who succeeded in delivering Jepara to become the most important port capital on the north coast of Java.

This woman leader succeeded in developing carpentry and legislative activities to be very advanced, especially in relation to the construction of the houses of the merchants and nobles, synagogues, shipyards, and the manufacture of household furniture.

In the 19th to 20th centuries, carving furniture manufacturing activities have experienced encouraging growth thanks to the efforts made by RA Kartini. Through the exhibition which was held accompanied by written publications in the mass media, RA Kartini managed to popularize carving furniture manufacturing activities among the international community. In effect, many Western Europeans have ordered carved goods from Jepara, thus lifting the fate of artists and craftsmen to carve furniture to a better standard of living.

Distinctive Features of Jepara Wood Carving

Jepara wood carving products have characteristics that show their authenticity from Jepara. One of the characteristics contained therein is the shape and motif. For Jepara wood carving motifs can be seen from the form of trubusan leaves which consist of two kinds, namely seen from what comes out of the recesses of the recesses and those that come out of branches or segments.

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Jepara original wood carvings can also be seen from the motifs of tufts or recesses in the niches where the leaves are like open fans that are tapered at the tips of the leaves. And also there are three or four seeds out of the base of the leaf. In addition, the shaft of the niche rotates in an elongated style and spreads to form small branches which fill the space to beautify its charm.

In addition to the characteristics that are still maintained, efforts to improve product quality and quality control continue to be carried out. This has become the obsession of all Jepara wood carving stakeholders in entering the international market, which aims to increase foreign trust in the Jepara wood carving handicraft industrial products.

Jepara, known as the biggest furniture producer in Indonesia on July 17, 2010, broke Indonesia's record of carving wood together in one place that brought 502 people. This incident encouraged MURI to record Jepara Regency in its 4391th record book. The MURI certificate or certificate was handed over by the Head of the Indonesian Record Museum represented by Ariyani Siregar (Deputy Manager) to the Regent of Jepara Drs. Hendro Martojo, MM in Jepara's alon-alon together with the carving competition to commemorate the Anniversary of Jepara Regency.

At this time, Jepara wood carving products have been widely marketed to many regions, both domestically and abroad. I was so famous, almost in all regions in Indonesia there are wood carving products originating from Jepara, whether in the form of carved furniture, calligraphy, reliefs or other types of carving products.

There are a number of reasons Jepara wood carvings are very popular and are popular with the public. First, there are innovations from Jepara woodcarving crafters. When examined closely, Jepara wood carving motifs always change to follow a developing trend, the motives are not monotonous, and always change with the times.

Second, the appearance of Jepara wood carving products always looks not stiff and neat so it is attractive and pleasing to the eye. The charm of Jepara wood carvings always remains beautiful and charming in the eye and has never faded with time.

Third, wood carvings on Jepara furniture are very distinctive. There are not many woodcarving crafters who are able to make fine and intricate carvings such as in Jepara furniture. Carving on Jepara furniture has a characteristic on each of its products. This happens because Jepara wood carving furniture is generally done directly by the craftsmen.

Fourth, Jepara wood carving furniture is more durable. The raw material of teak wood in Jepara furniture has the best quality than teak wood produced in other countries. Teak from Indonesia is known to be more sturdy and durable than teak from other countries, such as India, Myanmar, Thailand and the Philippines. Because its durability can reach tens of years, many collectors are interested in collecting Jepara wood carving furniture.

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Fifth, it looks elegant and classy. The process of making Jepara wood carving furniture is carried out to a high standard. Starting from the selection of materials, cutting, production, to the final results are done carefully and thoroughly. It makes Jepara wood carving furniture so elegant and very classy.

Jepara wood carving furniture products are not only limited to tables, chairs and cabinets, but also a variety of other products. In addition, wood carving products are produced in the form of room dividers, doors, bookshelves, beds, dining tables and others.

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