Home Gembol handicraft Crafts gembol by society Kendari also known as craft "wood tumor." This is because the basic material for the craft was taken from the root timber that resembles a lump of tumor (disease) in humans. The material is usually obtained from a variety of large trees that grow in the region of Southeast Sulawesi. Gembol craft that developed in the city of Kendari, first introduced by the Japanese army invaded the Province of Southeast Sulawesi. They see the province's timber reserves that a lot with varying types of wood such as teak, meranti, tolinti, sandalwood, and beropa. This was the inspiration for the Japanese army to process into various forms of crafts. Until now, people are still producing crafts Kendari Japanese heritage, even its production to grow quite rapidly.
Because of the uniqueness of the craft, appreciation of the craft gembol flows from the various regions. Consumers typically come from different places, both originating from Southeast Sulawesi own community or from outside the region. In fact, the demand for handicrafts gembol some that come directly from the foreign community, such as Japan, Korea, the countries in the Middle East, and some countries in Continental Europe. Thus, the work of the craftsmen gembol contained in Kendari arguably been able to penetrate the global market. The uniqueness of craft gembol essentially contained in the material. Usually these materials are selected and taken from the roots of high quality wood, resulting in works that are also of high quality. To obtain these materials, the craftsmen are usually willing to go far to get the materials needed to maintain the quality of his work. As for the texture of basic craft materials, the craftsmen who select the material really has been formed by nature for the resulting work can be perfect. Natural texture is then enhanced by polished and given a color to produce works of stunning. Of natural textures and finishes from the hands of these craftsmen created a work of art high flavor.
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