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Jakarta Post

Carving out something special for wine lovers

  • Wasti Atmodjo, Contributor

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 23 2009   /  12:24 pm

JP/WASTI ATMODJO Hundreds of art shops line the main road from Ubud to Tegallalang in Gianyar, offering a dazzling range of crafts. One of these, Twin Wood Carver in Banjar Sapat, offers a special product – wine bottle holders.
From the outside the small shop looks quite ordinary, but the unique products neatly displayed on glass racks are anything but. Among the works on display are empty beer or wine bottles, or in some cases wine glasses.
“That’s just to provide an example of their purpose,” said Kadek Kerta Rusmana Yasa, the 23-year-old manager of Twin Wood Carver. Originally, this shop, established in 2004, sold items for general use – such as for displaying pieces of jewelry such as bracelets and necklaces, along with a range of statues – and which were all of the same type. But since 2005 it has been focused more on its wine bott...