Typical Process Lombok Pottery Pot

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Typical Process Lombok Pottery pot
In Lombok island is popular with distinctive crafts of pottery, weaving, wood carvings and stone, gold and pearls. Many villages that produce handicrafts to such hereditary Banyumulek village famous for its pottery village, the village is famous for its traditional Sukarare tenunnya and Labuapi village is famous for its carved-carved.

History of Pottery

Pottery which is better known as "pottery" to be one and the same time shape the work of our ancestors traditions passed down through generations. First pottery used to store rice, salt and spices as well as used for the purpose of cooking and growing form that is produced as the development of lifestyle needs of the modern society

Production Process of typical lombok pottery

1. Clay Search Process

Need a thorough inspection to get the best clay in accordance with quality standards. Clay nice not having to come from pottery producing village but comes from a nearby village. Clay is not necessarily used immediately but took a deep accuracy and ensures that the clay is not mixed with small stones and dirt.

2. Drying Process

pottery drying
After the inspection, the clay like a cube cut and dried in the sun, it took about 3 or 4 days. When pieces of the cubes is dry, then pounded like a soft dough and stored before it is used as a dough. The most interesting to watch no modern tools that support the manufacture of pottery, but lapisa-layer clay being added from the original amount of dough while the artisan pottery rotate objects / tools that are used to form the desired object, though shaped like a ready-made but actually not finished, and there is also a specially commissioned artisans to decorate after that things / pots are meant allowed to dry in a place that is not too much sun.

3. The process varnish with coconut oil

Objects / pots that have been varnished is a combination of coconut oil and allowed to dry before the Kerik / rubbed with black stones or other tools tradisisonal because it looked shiny surface and again dried diterik sun and it took a day and even rubbed smooth in the mid-afternoon day to add shine.

4. Combustion Process

Objects / pots ready to be burned and collected into an open oven covered with rice straw is burned for more than 4 hours and production temperature of about 400 to 800 degrees Celsius

5. Coloring Process

Final work is to choose the right color, if desired crimson juice of tamarind seeds coated with red larva and when desired, simply flick the chaff.

Since conducted intensive training, by itself the pottery pengarjin more creative in making patterns, shapes and motifs that you want, so they are ready to compete to deliver the best work of superb quality in the world business market

There are 3 famous pottery producing village in Lombok, just call Banyumulek in West Lombok, Central Lombok Penujak and Penakak in East Lombok, each one has a unique and distinctive characteristics.
Typical Process Lombok Pottery Pot