Leather Handicraft

Leather handicraft is one of the promising sectors of handicraft industry in the community, particularly in the area of ​​Yogyakarta attractions. Indonesia has a rich cultural and handicraft products are very wide variety. Products produced handicrafts made ​​up of various materials and one of them is from the skin. With basic materials leather, inlaid decoration can be created art that makes creative media work. Handicraft products produced in the form of leather puppet, leather fan, leather wall hangings, miniature puppet show, calligraphy skin, bookmarks, lamp shades, picture frames and much 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. Shadow puppets as one of the heritage of our ancestors Indonesia, especially Yogyakarta palace and 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. Craft industry has been known to foreign countries. In Yogyakarta, precisely in the hamlet of Karangasem, Wukirsari, Bantul, where there are many craftsmen inlaid leather puppets sunggging. Nearly 80% of the population has a profession as leather craftsmen inlaid decoration.