Rattan furniture with natural color from Cirebon, West Java, continues to attract Japan` market demand, according to rattan craftsmen here.
Indonesian Wood and Rattan Furniture Association (WRFA) Chairman Sunoto said here on Wednesday that every country wanted different design and color, but for the purpose of exports to Japan, the demand for rattan furniture with natural color was very high.
Sunoto explained that the demand for rattan furniture with natural color from Japan`s market was very encouraging, and therefore he asked the rattan craftsmen here to continue to maintain the design and motive.
He said the demand for rattan furniture for export market was high enough, thus its intensive exhibition overseas was expected to increase its export by 3,000 containers to in various European and American countries until Africa in 2014.
Meanwhile, a local rattan craftsman Aris Fadila also said the demand for rattan furniture with natural color in Japan`s market was encouraging.
"The orders of rattan furniture to be exported to Japan and Italy are increasing after the government issued a ban on exports of rattan furniture raw materials," Fadila said.
Besides, WRFA secretary g general Abdul Sobur said the demands for rattan furniture exports to the countries in Europe and Asia continued to increase. (Antara)