Leather Handicraft

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

The decoration crafts shadow plays that combine between art and history of its shadow puppets. This is due to make shadow puppet required willingness and high ability to learn, tenacity and sense of love for high culture. The shadow puppet is one of the Indonesian heritage ancestors, especially in Yogyakarta. That is expected to be an example of the legacy that must be preserved and maintained to continue the existence of shadow puppets as the identity of Yogyakarta.

Inlaid decoration leather industry has developed a lot over the years. Leather’s handicraft has known by a foreigner since they travel and visit here. There are many craftsmen inlaid leather puppets known as Tatah Sungging in Karangasem village of Bantul. Nearly 80% of people in that village have profession as leather craftsmen with fully Javanese culture knowledge and it created from buffalo's leather.