Leather Handicraft

Leather handicraft is one of promising sectors of handicraft industry in community, particularly in Yogyakarta tourist attractions area. Indonesia has a rich cultural and handicraft products are very wide variety. Produced handicrafts made ​​up of various materials and one of them is made from buffalo skin. With basic materials leather, inlaid decoration can be created art that makes creative media work. The handicraft products in the form of leather puppet, leather fan, leather wall hangings, miniature puppet show, calligraphy skin, bookmarks, lampshade, picture frames and many more.

Inlaid decoration crafts shadow play is a craft that combines art and history of it's own shadow puppets. This is due to make a shadow puppet required a willingness and ability to learn is high, tenacity and sense of love for high culture. The shadow puppets as one of the heritage of our ancestors Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta Sultan Palace and it is expected to be an example of a legacy that must be preserved and maintained for the continued existence of shadow puppets as the identity of Yogyakarta city.

Inlaid decoration leather industry has developed a lot over the years. The leather handicraft industry, it has been known by foreigner since they travel and visit here. In Karangasem village of Bantul Yogyakarta, there are many craftsmen inlaid leather puppets that known as Tatah Sungging. Nearly 80% of the people in that village have a profession as leather craftsmen with full of Javanese culture knowledge and create all handicraft from buffalo leather.