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Handcrafted Wood Batik Coasters - Set of 6 - Kembang Memory
Handcrafted Wood Batik Coasters - Set of 6 - Kembang Memory
Handcrafted Wood Batik Coasters - Set of 6 - Kembang Memory
Handcrafted Wood Batik Coasters - Set of 6 - Kembang Memory

Handcrafted Wood Batik Coasters - Set of 6 - Kembang Memory

$39.95Guest price
$31.96Member price
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An exotic accessory to add to your home decor, this set of six hexagonal coasters is presented by Gunadi of Indonesia. Known as Kembang Kanthil in Javanese culture, a motif of magnolia flowers symbolizing love and compassion is stamped onto the coasters using the batik technique. Shades of black, red, and cream give the wadang wood coasters a dramatic touch.

Details

  • Wadang wood
  • 0.62 lbs
  • Each: 3.3 inches H x 3.9 inches W x 0.4 inches D
  • Stand/base: 3 inches H x 3.1 inches W x 4.3 inches D
* Due to the artisanal nature of this product, color and size may vary.

THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT

Artisan Organization: Gunadi

Country: Indonesia

I was born in 1981 in a small village not far from the city of Yogyakarta, which is rich in art and philosophies. I am a married man with one son, and this requires more responsibility in making a good plan for his life in the future.

In Java, arts and crafts are typically used in custom events or a special collection, and batik is closely associated with traditional ceremonies. There are philosophies contained in the art of batik.

"My parents taught me about working hard to reach my dreams and to always think positive, to be wise and help others. The spirit of an entrepreneur grew in me, and I decided to resign from the company where I worked. The wood batik artisans in my village were unemployed, as the company where they worked was closed. Most of them are women, and I began organizing them. Now, thank God, they can work at home and have more time for their families.

"We work on wood, with manual tools for the batik process. The wood is easy to find, but the batik process takes lots of time. We were once in a difficult situation when we got an order for a thousand pieces. But luckily, our client knew well about batik and how difficult the process is. So he gave us good tolerance for colors and pattern shapes.

"We craft wood batik ornaments, accessories and décor with the best quality we can, and incorporate our traditional batik culture into our designs. By working with you, I know people around the world will learn about us and our Javanese batik culture."