Welcome to responsible travel in North Sumatra
Interested in learning a local trade? Join one of these workshops, have a go and take home your own hand made sounenvir!
Duration: 1/2 day or full day
Included: Wood, use of tools, english speaking carver, water
1/2 day: IDR 250,000
Full Day: IDR 500,000
Always wanted to learn how to carve wood? ...... activity for the kids?
Then come join the guys, Bambang and Ipan at Reclaimed Wood Carving for either a half day or full day training workshop. They only collect wood from the river and never cut down trees for their carvings. Some of the wood they find can up a few hundred years old. The can be hard so carving can sometimes be a bit tricky.
The team will help you decide what to carve, start with a number, a name, a shape or just a letter.... keep it simple!
They will find some suitable wood and help you draw it, then teach you the basic of how to carve. You will learn about the different tools, how to sand and treat the wood. The best thing is you get to keep what you've carved! ... if its not quite finished the team will happily finish it for you so you have a finshed carving to take home
Duration: 2 - 5 hours
Included: Bamboo, tools, teacher, english speaking assistant, water
Cost: from IDR 200,000 - 500,000
Learn how to make accessories or some kitchen utensils out of bamboo. Learn with the lovely Sukma who owns a small bamboo workshop and business in perumahan, a small village above Bukit Lawang. The family makes furniture, lampshades, baskets, jewellery all out of bamboo.
During the workshop you will get to see Sukma work and you will learn how to weave some simple accessories, like a ring, a hand held fan, or something for the hair. Once shown, you will be left to createf
If there is something that you have in mind which you would like to make, such as a water cup, then I'm sure Sukma will be happy to show how to make it. Some things may take longer to make than others so if you decide to make something more complex then you may need to come back the next day to finish it. The best part, once its finished you will be able to take it with you.
Duration: 2 - 5 hours
Included: Coconut shell, tools, electric tools, teacher, water
Ever though you could make a necklace pendant out of coconut?.... At Coconut sompel anything is possible!
Bodong and has a small shop and workshop in Bukit Lawang. He makes amazing necklace pendants, earrings which are carefully carved. He is very creative and is happy to take requests. He has made rings and earrings using beautiful shells and bone.
More details coming about the workshop