Introduction to Lombok Limestone
Lombok is not only popular with its beautiful earthenware pottery, hand weaving, ketak grass weaving, primitives wood carving, rattan furniture or natural sea pearls, other than that, Lombok Limestone is a unique handmade crafts using special technique and skills to complete Lombok's Art and Handicraft's catalogues.
Lombok Limestone is now on high demands because of its unique and natural colors. It can match any space in your garden, galleries, hotel's lobbies or any place which require a touch of nature and primitives atmosphere. Not widely known yet by International market, but has becoming very popular nowadays. Many local boutique hotels and villas design their lobby wall or give some touch of arts with this product.
In old days, the making of sands stone art were basically for grave's head stone. The locals artist from the village of origin just receives orders to create a flat square sands stone for richer families to decorate their ancestor's grave. Then came the ideas of developing the materials into various daily households needs such as; Garden Lamp holder, Statues, Water Fountain, Ashtray, Garden Pots, etc. The results were amazing. The distribution is not as wide as other kind of Lombok crafts, because the basic materials available only in one isolated village, up in the hill somewhere about 12kms from Pujut (South Lombok). They using very simple tools to dig in to certain depth of ground and carried out the raw materials before the making of basic shapes. The process could take 1-2 days if the weather are friendly.
Unlike Lombok pottery, which most of the work done by women during their spare time, the sands stone carving mostly involve men in the area of production. The needs of high concentration, cigarettes and coffees helps them with inspirations and ideas. This people are not well educated on management system or hi-tech knowledge, but creative and innovative. Farming is their main activity in life. Serious attention on developing their knowledge on management system and handling will take them into a better way of living. Lombok Network Tour Division is in progress of includes this village in one of our special tour programs to help promoting their beautiful art-work. God willing!.
For outdoor or interior decoration, sands stone carving will give you a natural and innovative feelings. Browse our limited online catalogue to see various of our selective items, updated once or twice a month, or send us an email if you have your own design.
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