The Socio-cultural Capital Role of Mulyoharjo Craftsmen in the Preservation of Jepara Carving Arts, Indonesia

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Dr. Syakir, M.Sn.

Research Areas:

Design study, design method, craft study

Key Findings/Conclusions:

This research examines the role of socio-cultural capital in maintaining the Jepara carving industry. It also identifies the socio-cultural characteristics and creative handicraft products developed in the Mulyoharjo Village. The emergence of Jepara carving was influenced by acculturation and the socio-cultural conditions of the local people who highly uphold the local wisdom and the traditions. The results show that the existence of the Jepara carving craftsmen and entrepreneur community cannot be separated from the role of socio-cultural capital that has been ingrained since many years ago, such as norms, trust, networks and reciprocity. The socio-cultural values upheld by the carving craftsmen and entrepreneurs reflect the local identity of the Mulyoharjo people, who are full of honesty, cooperation, and enthusiasm in collaborating with the other elements of the society. It is clear that the existence of socio-cultural capital can provide harmony, opportunity, and continuity in the carving industry.

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How to Cite: 
Sugiyanto, Rohidi., T. R., Haryanto, E., Syakir., Cahyono, A., Prameswari, N. S. (2023). The Socio-cultural Capital Role of Mulyoharjo Craftsmen in the Preservation of Jepara Carving Arts, Indonesia. Journal of the International Society for the Study of Vernacular Settlements, 10(3), 52-68.

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