Indonesia`s unique culture and furniture capabilities today are rooted in the country`s history as an outpost of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Arab, and Dutch explorers, colonists and traders and their lasting religious influences coming from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Several Javanese villages perpetuate their legacy for hundreds of years of wood craftsmanship. Surabaya is known for garden furniture, Jepara is famous for hand-crafted designs, and 60,000 specialized workers in Cirebon and West Java craft furniture only of rattan. For the last two decades, Jepara furniture industries have been driven heavily by foreign buyers. Foreign buyers came to Jepara bringing with them new values, designs and concepts which transforms Jepara community and its production. In Jepara most of the furniture industry uses teak wood as raw material. For various reasons, Jepara became a place for mass production of low quality teak products, which are sold overseas at a low price.
Furniture and its parts are produced in the following areas of Indonesia:
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