Stone carving in Magelang has been generation-to-generation
tradition. Located near Borobudur temple with legendary stone carving
relief, the people in surrounding villages create various stone carving
that imitate the temple stone carving and other stone carving products as
souvenir for tourist and other purposes. Now, goindonet
will tell you the story.
At the time when Dutch government restored Borobudur, Prumpung village
is used as transit point of stone materials from Merapi for used in
Borobudur restoration. Children of a stone carver that employed for the
restoration then decided to start stone carving by imitating head of
Buddha from the temple. The business found success and followed by other
stone carvers. Now, you can find countless stone carving workshops
As Prumpung get success, the other villages followed the trend and
more and more workshops were opened in the area. The villages are
Tejowarno, Ngadiretno, Tamanagung, and Ngawisan. Now, they are not merely
used volcanic rocks, but also granite and limestone.
Indonesian attractions are imperative in
complete Indonesia tourism info. Since go
Indonesia is not complete without visiting the great temple of
Borobudur, visiting nearby stone carving center villages is something
recommended for tourists. There, you can find numerous beautiful well-
carved stone in various shapes including statues, lanterns, basins,
mortars, pestles, tables, chairs, and even gates. Stone carving
in Magelang will bring Borobudur to your home.