Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

I already talked about my trip to Banjarmasin and Martapura about three months ago and I shared about Floating Market at Lok Baintan, Banjarmasin, South Borneo too. Now, let me share a deeper look to Cahaya Bumi Selamat, Martapura; market complex of handicraft and souvenir and most of it from diamond, polished stone, wood craft, rottan, dried tree skin, T-Shirt, Kain Sasirangan, and much more. This posted is dedicated to my lovely friend who really loves everything about her beloved country, Indonesia (go check her awesome travel stories all around Indonesia which each of it is completed with cute lovely illustration and cool photographs).

Before it's turned into souvenirs
Before it’s turned into souvenirs

Handicraft and souvenir from polished stone

Talking about South Borneo especially Martapura, we couldn’t separated it from diamond (the town itself is called ‘Town of Diamond’), so their ultimate souvenir is everything about diamond in varied colours and prices. Besides that, long time ago, when I talked about handicraft from South Borneo, it would be accessories and souvenir from polished stone (in geology it is called as gravel, but i’ll use the ‘custom’ language). Those gravels are turned in to ring, necklace, earring, bracelet, pendant, and any other handicraft.

Polished stone

Bead handicrafts

Natural bead, plastic bead, and synthetic bead; choose any kind of handicraft you want from these materials. It would be easily found here (actually there were so much more handicraft options than what is showed by picture below).

Bead Accessories
Bead Accessories

Dried tree skin, wood, and rottan made crafts

plant crafts 2Looking something unique, there are so many accessories and souvenirs which made of plant and any part of tree such us; dried roof, dried skin of tree, fiber of plant, etc. The product are varied from bag, belt, displays, and others and others (better explore the market by your own, kekekekeke)


Actually, there were much more than what I’ve shown above,  i should take more photograph while being there T_T.


27 thoughts on “Look a Little Closer in to South Borneo Craft Market

    1. iyah keren emang backpacknya, sayangnya barang2 ringan ajah kayanya bisa masuk, kalo kaya gw yang suka bawa isi lemari ke mana-mana agak susah. hehehe

      itu dia, produknya dari gw kecil itu2 ajah, hiksss. i do hope so.

  1. Awww….that’s a lovely trip to share, my friend! Been playing around with beads lately and those found in your photos are really lovely!

    Take care and stay happy, always~ Cheers!! 😀

    1. Ow thank you 🙂
      Have you been playing with plastic bead? have had beads like on my photos?

      Cheers 😀 😀

    2. You’re welcome, my friend!

      Hmm…not sure if they are plastic beads…I am at the starting stage of learning more about beads…LOL…

      Those in your picture are lovely…hehhee…Cheers!! 😀

    3. Ah, enjoy learning beads.
      i love beads craft too. my sister and i, since we were young love to make accessories from beads, especially my sister, she really good at it, i even sold her craft while at collage or just gave it as gift.

      thank you, I’ll see if i could do something about those lovely beads.

    4. Awww…thank you, my friend! It is a very interesting thing to learn and great to know that your lovely sister is a beading master..hehe…

      Yes, do something about them and then share them with us via this lovely blog of yours!!

      Tada…another lovely challenge for you to accept…hehehe

      Cheers!! 😀

    5. She’s not at master level, kekekekke, but quite good.

      Challenge will be accepted. kekekekekke…
      need to find the good quality beads and the mood first. LOL

      i’ll challenge my sister as well 😀 😀

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