Indonesia’s basketware industry is supported by several factors that help it remain viable in the face of mounting difficulties resulting from the effects of the global economic crisis.
The sector enjoys easy access to a wide selection of indigenous raw materials, many of which are not readily available to suppliers in other countries. Because of this, the line has developed numerous sourcing centers located in nearly all major islands throughout the archipelago. Each hub employs distinctive methods of creating and styling products.
Baskets from Indonesia are mostly handmade. Depending on buyers’ preferences, they can be crafted to feature modern designs in an assortment of colors, or traditional styles that have a plain look. In addition to their practical applications, several models are constructed as decorative ornaments.
This report focuses on the main types of basketware from Indonesia – bamboo, natural and synthetic rattan, and natural material models.