Among the many particular skills that are possessed by craftsmen in rural villages of Tasikmalaya is producing bamboo veneer manually, and laminating the veneers into seamless ‘frames’. However, the products that apply the ‘frames’ could not present the actual potentials of the craftsmanship and the bamboo frames. This design attempts to use and expose the particular skill of producing bamboo frames and apply them to a contemporary product that fits the lifestyles of current, urban users. This postman bag, branded TARAJE, has come out as one of the results. More products with a similar production concept are still being developed.

TARAJE: laminated bamboo, framing a postman bag

TARAJE: closing up on the bamboo frame

Design: M. Ihsan

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