Woman woodworkers – the Jepara story

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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

The town of Jepara on the coast of Central Java is home to thousands of small and medium-scale furniture and woodworking enterprises. Women play an essential role in the industry, mostly working as sanders and doing the final touches on furniture ready for delivery. But they have other roles as well, and their relationship to work, to the industry, to wood and to craftsmanship is another story – told here by CIFOR.

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