About the Unique Ox Horn Crafts

Do you wish to have a memorable adventure? Then, you should try to travel to Pucang Village where you can learn more about unique crafts made from ox horns. Pucang Village is located in Magelang, Indonesia. This village is situated 3 Km away from the main road of Magelang-Semarang. Pucang Village in Magelang is considered as the center of horn crafts. Ox horns and buffalo horns are suitable materials to be made as crafts since they are strong, durable, and safe. This is why the crafters in Pucang Village prefer to use ox horns and buffalo horns to make unique and artsy crafts.

The crafters in Pucang Village get the horns from other various regions in Indonesia. Such as Kalimantan and Sumatera. Those horns are then turned into various decorative crafts. For example, bowls, key chains, jewelry boxes, rings, bracelets, pencil cases, miniature Harley Davidson, and many more. Most of the buyers think that the horn crafts will be able to make their houses look more exotic and decorative. The horn crafts made by Pucang Village crafters are also suitable to be given as wedding souvenirs. The materials used are genuine, durable, selected, and high-quality. So, you can have the decorative horn craft at your house for a long time.

The horns used are already tested to prove the quality and durability. Making ox horn crafts is quite complicated and takes quite many times. It also needs extra patience. That is the reason why the ox horn crafts become the icon of Pucang Village. The crafts manage to get into international markets. The ox horn crafts from Pucang Village are exported to some countries, such as Australia, the Middle East, Brazil, Japan, and also the United States of America. It is even said that the locals of Pucang Village have been ox horn crafters since hundred years ago. In 1980, the crafts had been exported to France and the Netherlands.

The ox horn crafters in Pucang Village never formally learn about how to make ox horn crafts. They got the skills from their parents and ancestors. Instead, people from other cities in Indonesia come to Pucang Village to learn about how to make the crafts. Ox horn crafts from Pucang Village are available in various patterns, colors, and strength. Making ox horn crafts does not only require skills and artsy touches. But it also requires patience. It takes quite a long time. They can produce 3 horn spoons in a day since it is easy and simple. But for something more complicated, it needs days.

Besides being sold, the crafters also make an exhibition to show off the ox horn crafts. In 2000, the locals built a showroom where the crafts are displayed. About the price, it is varied. The price ranges from IDR 25.000 or around $2 to tens of dollars. It depends on the complexity of the products. Even though the crafters face some issues, the local government supports this business so that ox horn crafts are getting more established.


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