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The Story of Classical Carved Japanese Furniture

Classically carved Jepara furniture is the pride of Indonesia, especially the indigenous people of Jepara. Jepara carving craft is one of the identities of Jepara in the world which brings the name Jepara known throughout the world. The art of Jepara carving that is developing nowdays is derived from the wood carving culture handed down by the ancestors of Jepara people since time immemorial. Jepara city’s wood carving and carpentry skills have been “legendary” even to foreign countries. Even though in reality, Jepara teak minimalist furniture is currently developing in the city, but Jepara carving furniture will still have its own place that will not be replaced. That’s what we call as “Classic Will Never Die”

Although Jepara is not the only city that produces carvings, it has become a trade mark that Jepara has good carvings. Solo and Jogja also make carvings, even Bali also produces very good carvings, but Jepara is still mentioned when it comes to carving furniture.

Classically carved Jepara furniture is able to produce a classic and luxurious feel into your home, but to achieve it, you need to carefully arrange the space as a whole so that the classic concept of carved furniture does not “collision” with other components of the room. For example, you have a house with doors and windows or ceilings colored in fancy: red, green, yellow and others. This interior style will be a contrast if you combine it with classic carved furniture. It is better if all the components of the room are naturally colored and shaped so that a luxurious and elegant impression can be obtained from all elements. You might be able to use the services of an interior designer to arrange the room so you can find properly furniture. Or you just need to be creative, try and error is okay as long as it doesn’t cost too much.

Besides being luxurious and beautiful, why do people still buy furniture from Jepara, especially this carved furniture? Why not buy to Bali or to Solo for example. This is because the workmanship of Jepara carpenters is good. Instead of underestimating other cities, the culture of carving and wood processing that has existed for a long time in Jepara makes it something that other cities don’t have, namely experience. Especially for Bali, they are also producers of very good carvings, but they tend to focus on statues and mythological motifs. As for carving furniture, Jepara remains the industry leader. In fact, a lot of Jepara furniture was sent to Bali to be sold there. Almost every day there are trucks that go there to deliver Jepara furniture. Because there are indeed many tourist visitors from abroad, selling Jepara furniture in Bali can be more effective if the target market is tourists.

Carved furniture will also not be displaced by market trends. However, this carving is a classic item that does not recognize trends. In contrast to minimalism, which is greatly affected by changes in existing trends. It’s like you buy classic Japanese furniture and can use it for a lifetime without worrying about being outdated. Unless you’re bored.

–sh