With Inacraft 2011 (the biggest Indonesian handycraft fair) being held last week, i kept making excuses from crafting and blogging *cough*, in order to hit the town and... SHOP!
Yes, the 5-day-event is probably the only craft fair worth-traveling all the way to Jakarta for, if you live in other cities or countries. It is the most-anticipated international-scale craft fair with almost 2000 participants from all areas of art & crafts. We're talking bout some serious variety and workmanship here.
I love shopping for homewares, more than anything, there.
So here's what i got from this year's Inacraft:
|Table lamp (the stand was made of Hankook ceramics), skull-shaped sandalwood-scented candle (my fave buy!), embroidered coaster&cover set (so dainty!) and voodoo dolls from (who-else-but) idekuhandmade :)|
|i can't get enough of woven baskets/ boxes/ plates/... anything really|
|carved-stones and chinese-zodiac necklace|
Once they're put to use in my house:
|on the bedside of my bedroom|
|woven plate with dried maja fruits (origin of the word "majapahit")|
|the search for a pretty hand-towel holder is over|
|voodoo on my fridge|
Here's a few of some extraordinary crafts i've seen in the past:
|dollhouse made entirely of... ice-cream sticks|
|another style of the house|
|i almost fainted when i see this|
|carved and painted *wait for it*.... eggshells!|
|painting made of... dried banana leaves!|
...now that's my friends, is Indonesia at its best. Happy crafting!