Went on a boys trip to Malang last month to check out what was happening in the world of stone and petrified wood. We stayed in the incredible Tugu Malang.
The petrified wood– wood turned into stone- is amazing. Only now do they have the tools to cut it with the diamond blades.
World’s biggest bread slicer. The water keeps the diamond blades from overheating.
Here it’s made into sinks.
The tools they use are just incredible. It’s the ultimate man’s machine land. Big saw, medium saw, small saw.
The plywood factory—making it out of tree bark! Just incredible product.
Goonie land. The vehicles the workers use are just completely nuts.
Other beautiful things we found over there. Black palm rope, bamboo brooms, rag rugs- so cool.
The psychedelic kampung of Jodipan in Malang. More on how/what/why here.
A young unmarried man’s sarong. The shopkeeper wouldn’t let me buy it.
Visited the master bronze caster. He uses bits and pieces of found old metal to recreate these statues.