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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Kasongan: Ceramics and Pottery Village

Kasongan: Ceramics and Pottery Village

Kasongan Jogja City Kasongan village is famous throughout the region for its wide variety of ceramics and pottery production. Thanks to considerable investment by local and national government to improve the skills and marketing potters, the village is now exporting its products throughout Indonesia and many other countries.

The range of products includes household items such as dishes and cups traditional large water jugs and statues inspired by the myths and legends of the Javanese culture. Visitors are not only fascinated by the products, but can see artisans at work and interact with them. Every day, demonstrations of a variety of skills and visitors are encouraged to get acquainted with the various craftsmen who live on site in the village with their families.

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