Indonesia's Gebyok carvings may be nominated for inclusion in Unesco's heritage list

Gebyok typically features intricate floral and phoenix bird carvings in wall-sized partitions made of heavy teakwood.
Gebyok typically features intricate floral and phoenix bird carvings in wall-sized partitions made of heavy teakwood.PHOTO: EUNIKE PRASASTI

JAKARTA - Indonesia might soon see another one of its traditional crafts being included in Unesco's World Heritage List.

The Kudus regency in Central Java is drafting a proposal to shortlist Gebyok, the intricate carving of room partitions in traditional Javanese homes, for nomination to the list, The Straits Times heard from Ms Lilik Ngesti Widiasuryani, head of history, museum and archaeology at Kudus regency.

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