Indonesia has been capturing the imagination of travellers from all around the world for centuries.
With such a broad variety of cultural influences, including Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, and European and traditional tribal societies, it comes as no surprise that Indonesia is known for its many distinctive and beautiful art forms.
One traditional craft which stands out more than any other is woodcarving. Wherever people are living in Indonesia, you will find an abundance of carefully carved artefacts that are admired whether as part of an elaborately designed house or a tiny, intricate sculpture.
For centuries, local carvers have passed down the secrets to hand-crafting the most detailed figurines, architectural details, masks, musical instruments and furniture.
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