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Contemporary Accessories

Contemporary home accessories add the finishing touches of style and elegance to your home. Combining simplicity with earthy natural materials, our lamps, vases, bowls, plant pots, plates and mats appeal to the discerning buyer who appreciates uncluttered design. The natural materials bring a sense of exotic into the contemporary home, which cannot be found in every high street store. Our accessories are designed to complement the furniture range however they are visually stunning in their own right.
 
The Handicraft Gallery Accessories range are designed with a tranquil blend of natural, ethnic materials and contemporary form. The materials are all naturally grown in abundance in Indonesia.
 
Indonesia consists of 13,000 different islands, which means there is a lot of water and therefore many of our accessories use natural water based reeds such as water hyacinth, coco, rattan and coco stick. Also there are other natural exotic fibrous products such as banana leaf weave, bamboo, mahogany bark, pungent plant roots and coconut. All these materials have very contrasting textures compared with the simple, clean lines of the solid teakwood furniture.
 
Handicraft Gallery is constantly seeking out and experimenting not only with new designs but different natural materials. The Indonesian craftsmen are extremely resourceful people and are constantly striving to discover new and exciting ways to work with their natural resources.

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Ceramic

Naturally lime rich solid of central Java yields a lot of ceramic products from this area. Handicraft Gallery have a range of natural ceramic pots which are hand-painted in Indonesia by their chosen craftsmen. They also use large ceramic pots as the base to wrap water hyacinth, bamboo, tree bark and banana around to make very unique textured floor standing pots which have many different functions.

Wood

The majority of wood used in the Handicraft Gallery accessories range is young mahogany because it is very easy to carve, shape and manipulate. The local Javanese craftsmen are skilled in hand crafting these uniquely designed display pots from sustainable mahogany plantations – the dark smooth melamine finish is easy to wipe clean.

Coconut

Coconut is in abundance in Indonesia and the resourceful Indonesian craftsmen are experts at fashioning almost anything from discarded broken coconut shells. Mixed with resin and polished, the accessories compliment the Handicraft Gallery range perfectly.

Aluminum

Although not a natural local material our craftsmen are encouraged to experiment using modern materials such as aluminum. The shiny finish of the aluminum contrasts well with the dark finish of the furniture. The aluminum products are all cast using locally made dies so that the finish is intentionally imperfect which gives the products a rustic handmade feel.

Lava

All lava products are handmade from solidified lava from the Merabi Volcano in Java which was active less than 100 years ago. Huge lumps of lava stone are chiseled from the immense area of the Merabi Volcano and taken back to the craftsmen’s workshop. There they set about hand carving the rock into the Handicraft Gallery designs. Each lava bowl has the Handicraft Gallery logo handcrafted onto the underside. The lava stone is quite porous however we do provide an option of sealing the stone which makes it darker yet waterproof.