Indonesia known as one of the largest producers of various kinds of leather-based products worldwide. Starting from shoes, bags, accessories and furniture made of leather found in the local market as well as for export. The basic leather materials used for these products also varieties from animal skins such as cowhide, sheep, deer, snake and horse skins. Those are also made from plants such as bark fiber, banana midrib, and water hyacinth.
Handicraft products from genuine leather are in great demand by local and foreign consumers because of their properties and characteristics of being heat resistant, good elasticity, good stretchability and chemical resistance. For examples for the manufacture of jackets, shoes, bags, gloves, hats and belts.
Launched from the Ministry of Industry website; The leather products and footwear industry showed positive performance. By the end of 2017, investment in this sector had reached Rp.7.62 trillion, a fourfold increase compared to the previous year.
But do you know which areas or cities in Indonesia are well-known as the centre for home-based and largest producer of leather crafts? Here are 7 pieces of that data for you: