Wood Carving Furniture Indonesia From Jepara City

Wood carving furniture Indonesia, especially from Jepara city, have been well known for their beautiful carving pattern and high-quality furniture product. There are many Indonesian islands that produce various style and pattern of wood carving, but the most known in the world is Balinese and Jepara.

Every culture has its own technique and tools to use on wood carving. But since we are native Jepara citizens, then we only share what we know best which is Jepara carving style and technique.

We like to share what tools we use, how we use them, and also some antique furniture carving patterns that we have known from our father and great grandfather. let’s start with the tools.

Chisels and Hammers

These are the main tools that we use to make a wood carving, we don’t use a carving knife or anything else, we are just chiseling the wood with a hammer and that’s all. The hammer that we use is also made from wood, usually very hardwood like teak or ebony, it takes muscle power to handle this hammer because it’s quite heavy, it is around 1 kg in weight. Imagine pounding 1 kg all day long with only one hand…? yes that was exactly how it feels, pain!

Please take a look at the picture below to get an idea of how big it is :)

The chisels, we call it “tatah” here in Jepara, are include maybe dozens of shapes and sizes, all of which were specifically used for their own task. But generally, they were 4 major shape which is :

  • A flat chisel, we call it “penyilat” , is used to carve flat wooden surfaces.
  • A concave chisel, we call it “koll” , is used to make a concave shape.
  • A convex chisel, we call it “penguku” is use to make concave shapes.
  • And last is “coret“, I can’t find the English word for it but it is used to make a “V” groove liner (see picture below ? it’s the one with a wooden handle)

Here are the pictures of hand carving tools from Jepara city

Jepara wood carving tool set
wood carving furniture Indonesia toolset

Wood Carving Furniture Indonesia Sample

There are too many carving patterns to display here on this blog, perhaps we will do some video updates or show them on different blogs to show an individual pattern of Jepara carving legacy. but here’s a little “sneak” upon what we are capable to do on wood carvings.

eagle sculpture
wood carving furniture Indonesia
wood carving furniture
wood carving furniture Indonesia

Mention about the text banner on the pictures, qualiteak is one of our friends, they also made some gorgeous furniture products. here is their website https://qualiteak.com/

How to Buy Carving Furniture From Jepara

If you consider buying wood carving furniture Indonesia from Jepara city, we highly suggest you come and see for yourself, how it’s made and know a little closer with your vendor. The internet is a free space, everybody can have an awesome website with just a few dollars on hosting and domain, that is why we suggest you come and meet your vendors.

Jepara city is a small city with a woodworking and wood carving industry, or should we say it’s even become like a culture. That is why you will find so many furniture sellers on the Internet that come from Jepara. Many of them are honest, hardworking, and trustworthy people, ut some don’t…so come

If you really cannot come to Jepara, then ask your vendor for a warranty. A good and trustworthy vendor will have no problem giving you a 1 or 2-year warranty. The bad one will refuse to give you that.

We think we are good enough, so give us a call or send us an email if you want to buy wood carving furniture Indonesia from us. Thank you and have a great day!


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20 thoughts on “Wood Carving Furniture Indonesia From Jepara City”

  1. hello

    hi im a hobby sculptor. i have done some works using a dremel electric tool but
    its too modern for me i like the old style i guess
    do u know where i can purchase your indonesian wood carving tools?

    gretings from mexico


  2. Hi fabian, thanks for stop by here friend, i believe wood carving stool that we put on post is only available in indonesia only. it’s cheap compare to dremel tool, way cheaper actually, but it takes quiet of work to set them ready for use.

    when we buy this sets of chisels, it is not sharp yet, so we sharpening it with stone and take few stone form depend on chisel shape, bad news is, we don’t have a sharpening stone ready made with this kind of shape, so, we have to made it ourselves. i guess…i can help you get one of this…or you can just make one, it’s actually made from scrap steel…! i’ll send you detail shape if you want to ?

  3. Hi I am looking for a reliable workshop that can execute some carvings on hard wood for me. they have to be very good as I am an artist myself. Hindu mythology is my interest. Please advise and refer. Thanking you in anticipation. Raya

    • Hi Raya, Thanks for visit my site and made a comment. about wood carving workshop that you’re looking for, there are few artisan in my city jepara that might be suit your needs. i can help you to connect you with them.

      but when you looking for hindu myth pattern than bali is better than jepara. there are many great wood carving there, but unfortunately none of them i know so i cant help you with that.

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  5. I am interested i purchaseing hand carved pieces of furniture. can you direct me to a supplier who has photos of the products available?

    • Hi Leo, Thanks for your visit mate. we are a furniture suplier ourself. but since youre asking for direct suplier, another one than us. i will give you name of my friend. She is veronica rompies. she also run her own website at qualiteak.com . please check them out. cheers…

      • Hello do you know Ms. Jana she owns furniture factory and her husband Mfg. Tv and electronics? I used to buy from her can you please ask her to contact me.My computer crashed and I lost all contacts… lost her e-mail…

        • Hi Benny, unfortunately i dont have any information about Ms jana. Do you have her address or copy of invoice or something that might help for tracking her ?

  6. Hi Pak…I am based out of Jakarta and looking for full house furniture Tobe send to my home country for myself and 3 of my friends…as we all are fine of Indonesian wood curving and traditional woodfurniture….I am looking for Bali style furniture where as I know about Jepara also….can you help me on this….my mail I’d is someetpandit 7@yahoo.com.
    ..or phone no 08118157878.will be grateful for your help.


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