Handicraft Gallery Online
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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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.
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 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.
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
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.