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It is the well-known region of woodcarving since the ancient time. A lot of talented carvers born and live in Jepara, some are real artists, creating adorable masterpieces
In this last decade, Jepara carving grow very fast. Many trucks containers going and coming to this town to collect and dispatch its products. Along the road of Tahunan, shops and producers displaying the wood carved furniture. Belakang Gunung is also a center of these products. Here the woodcarvers, the best in Java, working skillfully. The specific work of Jepara furniture, it does not use a nail, it is slotted and joined with wooden sticks.
'Harimau Kurung' means 'Tiger in Cage' is the famous traditional carving. It is made from one big jati (teak) wood. All the Jepara products are made from jati (teak) or mahagony woods. Many Jepara artists now work in Indonesian bigger cities, even abroad, such as in Japan, Europe, etc. Pak Suwardi is one of the artists who still live in his village of Belakang Gunung, where he teaches the younger generation.
The original Jepara carving style depicting the scenes of Javanese legend still does exist up to now. The carvers also make the products to meet the market demand in the home country and in the world market. They can produce perfectly every design ordered by the buyers. The Asmat style, the Middle East or Middle age European style.