Education Knowledge and Extension of Local Wisdom in Using Parameria (Natural Materials) for Creative Economy in the Form of Basketry

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Sastra Laoakka


          The education knowledge and extension of local wisdom in using Parameria (natural materials) for a creative economy in the form of basketry, has two important purposes: (1) to study the history, the present situation and the problems of indigenous knowledge in the use of Parameria (Ewan Laevigata) from cultivation, breeding, processing and (2) to extend the indigenous knowledge in the use of Parameria laevigata (natural materials) for creative economy in the form of wicker. The research is a cultural qualitative research method and separates the sample groups into 3 groups 1) knowledge group 2) concern group 3) general group total of 36 people by collecting data from documents and field studies by survey and analyze data, structured and non–structured interviews, participation and non–participation, focus group discussion and analyze the data to answer the purpose.

          The results of the study revealed that Ban Kud–Sui Community has a unique identity from the rattan materials and has taken renewable materials by using the Sood tree which is the vine tree groups in forest and wetland areas. A skilled technician in the community, able to weave rattan and Sood trees in various patterns according to the needs of customers. Each order has a unique identity. However, the best–selling pattern is the bird’s nest pattern. 

          To continue the indigenous knowledge in the use of Parameria laevigata (natural materials) for the creative economy in the form of wicker, found that the natural materials have been popular and used to produce household appliances and trapping tools in many generations. When combined with a design that has been developed to be a popular style and added more charm, but still emphasizes the essential functions, especially for home decoration, which it is a strong and durable natural material but it also depends on the correct usage, such as not placing heavy objects or letting the genuine rattan furniture to be weathered. This will shorten the life of genuine rattan work.

          In conclusion, all of these can be created as the specification or scope in order to be as a conceptual framework for designing and creating new products by following the concept target. Product design must take into consideration the following principles:   
          1. Function
          2. Safety
          3. Construction
          4. Ergonomics
          5. Aesthetics or Scale Appeal


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