Kasongan village is one of the part of the Yogyakarta city which is cover millions ceramics. This Kasongan village has its own story before it is turn as the ceramics city. Many people believe that long time ago (on the Dutch colonial time) this city is the place where the dead horse of the Dutch detective found on the rice field of the villager and it is the beginning of the villagers lost of their land because they gave it to the Dutch detective to avoid the punishment. After that time most of the Villager becoming the ceramics craftsmen and try to make toys and kitchen as their way to make money.
Showroom at Kasongan Village
Almost the same when visiting the other ceramics city, the tourist will also get the same thing when they are visiting Kasongan village. The tourists who are coming to this Kasongan village will be welcomed warmly by local inhabitants. Most of the Local citizen who is mostly work as the ceramics craftsmen will show the tourist to have a look to the showroom which is very crowded with ceramic handicrafts.
If tourist are interested in seeing the ceramics making, the tourists can visit some ceramic galleries that produce the special handicrafts at site on the Kasongan village. The processes are material kneading, shaping, drying on the Kasongan village that takes 2-4 days and burning before finally being finished using wall paint or roof-tile paint.
History as the design of the ceramics: Kasongan village
Most of the ceramics on the Kasongan Village are inspired by the legend of the dead horse of the Dutch man, and it makes most of the Craft man produce the horse motif on many products, especially the motif of the horse carrying earthenware goods or roof-tiles complete with bamboo basket placed on the horseback, in addition to frog, rooster and elephant motifs. If you wanted to get the traditional ceramics, please come and visit the Kasongan Village.