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Bamboo and The Products

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Leaf-like veils covering bamboo joints can too become something. The veils can be made kinds of hat.

A chicken coop made of bamboo. This can be found almost everywhere all over Indonesia.

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This is one example of head covers that can protect the head from sunrays and rain. Bamboo stick is cut and split into tiny elastic strips that can be woven. This product is called caping. In fact the maker does not make the woven bamboo hat merely functional, but he treat it as a 

medium to satisfy his sense of art. This caping is painted with green oil-based paint—to make it waterproof—outside, and with water-based acrylic wall paints to make colorful ornaments inside.

When it is not the season to work in paddy fields, the women make baskets to kill their idle time. This collective basket weaving is a communal activity to maintain cohesiveness and togetherness. Here the women are finishing their bamboo baskets. Bamboo baskets are used for many purposes like for carrying vegetables, fruit, or food. This is a pile of baskets ready to be brought to the market.

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Food cover made of bamboo. This is to protect food from flies, insects, dust, etc.

Two different baskets. One is for a hand carrier, the other for back pack or shoulder carrier. This basket with handle is a hand basket usually to carry fruit or food.

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Portable magazines and papers container from bamboo.

Bamboo products of different functions. One is an oil-lamp-like lamp that can be fitted with electric light bulb. The other is a food container.

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These rice containers are used in daily life. Now such bamboo rice containers are also used in restaurants. Rice served in bamboo containers is more preferable because it shows more cohesiveness as well as closeness to nature.

Another variations of bamboo weaving products like oil-lamp and oil-lantern designs.

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Supporting Institution: InCoDE, Yogyakarta

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