HELLO THERE, WE ARE THE "ART " OF "AHHH"!

We are filled with creative juices and love doing arts and crafts!

KEPEL

STELECHOCARPUS BURAHOL

Hello there, I am part of the Annonaceae family! You may know me as Uvaria Burahol and I am commonly known as either Kepel Apple, Burahol or Keppel Tree.

 

I make lots of products and is well-known in the construction industry, as you can see, I am well-equipped with tools! I make timber that are often seen in household articles and my wonderful timber has been reported to last more than 50 years, that's older than most of you reading!

 

 

KEREDAS

ALBIZIA SPLENDENS

Hello friend! I am part of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family! You may know me as Pithecellobium Confertum or Pithecellobiumsplendens and I am commonly known as either Kungkur, Medang Buaya, Medang Gati or Medang Kok.

 

I am very well known in eastern Java for the red dye I produce from my bark! It is commonly used to colour beautiful batik cloth fabrics, which can be seen sewn as my skirt here!

MALAYAN EAGLEWOOD

Hello friend! I am part of the Thymelaeaceae family! You may know me as Aquilaria Grandiflora and I am commonly known as either Karas, Kayu Gaharu, Kekaras or Tengkaras.

 

I am an old and diseased tree, but I produce a fragrant wood! It is used to make insect repellent, incense and joss-sticks for ceremonial purposes. My inner bark is durable and strong and can make clothes, ropes and also writing materials.

 

 

AQUILARIA MALACCENSIS

PITCHER PLANT

NEPENTHES AMPULLACEA

Hello friend! I am part of the Nepenthaceae family! You may know me as Nepenthes Ampullaria and I am commonly known as either Narrow-lid Pitcher Plant or Periok Kera.

 

Did you know? Before the raffia string, we all use today was invented, many indigenous communities relied on my natural fibres to use as ropes and cordage. My strings can be used to tie things for construction and arts and crafts purposes.

TAIHITI CHESTNUT

Hello friend! I am part of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family! You may know me as Inocarpus Edulis or Inocarpus Fagiferus.

 

I provide you loads of shade but most imperatively, my wood is used to make various things like furniture, interior finishings, craving, firewood and even canoes, which is what I'm riding on! On top of that, my large leaves are sewn together to make sails.

INOCARPUS FAGIFER

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