Abaca (Musa sp)
This material derived from banana bark which is abundant in Indonesia. Besides its fruits, abaca bark from its tree can be used in so many ways. Simply just stripped and sun dried, you can obtain a beautiful laminating materials with its one of a kind texture. Or just twist it to make it like a rope before further process or plaid this material in various ways of weaving technique so that you can turn this material into a functional and decorative baskets, storages or even animals decorative.
Waterhyacinth (Eichhornia Crassipes)
This plant was considered as weeds which grows at the wrong placeand time, causing serious problems in rivers, lakes or irrigation canals by spreading rapidly and creating a nuisance to people. However, this plant now has become a potential earning for many people starting from pickers, collector as well as the waiver.
This plant now has considerable potential for various applications. Its peticoles are used as a source of natural basketries as well as furniture together with its aesthetic appearances.
Pandanus (Pandanus sp)
The use of pandan leaf dates back from many decades where the villagers used to weave this slender stem and made it to a kind of tatami, bags or hats. Nowadays with a simple touch or new color or pattern, this traditional material can be designed into rich and colorful home decorations.
Derived from stem of rattan trees which only grows in jungles of Indonesian archipelago. Now this tree being abundantly planted in plantations. It’s strong yet flexible characteristics made this material useful for weaving into basketries.
Recycled Newspaper and Magazine Paper
There are various ways to recycle this material. It can be shredded then made into rope or loomed using ATBM (Hand Looming Woven Machine) or even made it in coil technique. The last one is the newest technique of this recycled material. It can be made into various storages, bins or even decorative items.