Indonesia's five main and estimated 13,000 small islands make it a truly unique nation. The beautiful beaches and majestic mountains don't attract tourists in massive numbers, but they do provide fertile land for crops like coffee and rice - a standard dish in the daily diet.
The population of Indonesia is 90 percent Muslim, and ethnic groups include Chinese, Indian, Japanese, and Malay. The December 2004 tsunami devastated Aceh province on the island of Sumatra, leaving many in need.
Java Ixora, named for “soka,” a Javanese flower, is located in Yogyakarta, Central Java. Java Ixora helps small artisan groups market...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Located in a center famous for its wood carving, Tropical Salvage provides well-paid job opportunities to Indonesians who would otherwise...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Pekerti stands for Pengembangan Kerajinan Rakyat Indonesia, meaning Indonesian People’s Handicraft Foundation. Pekerti Foundation works to...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
The Indonesian People's Handicraft Foundation, or APIKRI, is an independent association of artisans founded in 1987. A nongovernment...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Mitra Bali, a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, functions loosely as a cooperative representing artisans who make wood, silver,...Their Story and Handcrafted Products
Lombok Pottery Center is a collection of four cooperatives: a staff cooperative and three village production cooperatives. The management...Their Story and Handcrafted Products