the hono wardrobe is a piece of art on its own: letters of the old javanese alphabet crafted from brass, embedded into manually carved slots in dark palisander wood and the golden shimmers of brass fusing with the orange streaks in the wood.
hono (javanese) = abbreviation for honocoroko (phonetic spelling of hanacaraka), the old javanese alphabet .
the hono wardrobe is inspired by old street signs, one of the few media where the old alphabet is still used. like the street signs give you directions, the hono wardrobe sends you out into the day with a message. one edition says ojodumeh (don’t be arrogant!), while the other says jalanjalan (explore!).
the hono wardrobe – by bagus prabowo – is made to support your easy lifestyle. just get out of your clothes and throw them over a hook, no hangers needed. the hono can be an eye catcher in the entry of your home or a helper in your bedroom to keep the seat and floor tidy.
TRAD. WOOD CARVING
the slots for the metal letters are carved out by hand. the craftsmen carefully create the indentations with up to ten different chisels and a wooden hammer until the metal parts perfectly fit.
wood carving is one of the most unique traditional skills native to java. our craftsmen all hail from jepara, the center for wood carving in central java.
1. ojo dumeh
meaning: don’t be arrogant! dimensions: 7 cm high, 5 cm broad, 75 cm long. distance to wall: 7,5 cm. number of hooks: 5. letters: handcrafted brass or laser-cut stainless steel.
2. jalan jalan
meaning: explore! dimensions: 7 cm high, 5 cm broad, 105 cm long. distance to wall: 7,5 cm. number of hooks: 8. letters: handcrafted brass or laser-cut stainless steel.
the hono wardrobe is crafted from fine palisander wood. javanese palisander belongs to the dalbergia latifolia species, a tropical hardwood native to south and south-east asia. its beauty lies in its dark brown color and exotic orange and purple waves. we use palisander from state owned plantations and private cultivation.
the wooden front is attached to the wall with two metal parts.