On Monday (06/07), group 2 Thematic Real Work Lecture (KKN) Indonesian Literature Department (JSI) submitted various products of their work program to the Karangbesuki Village office. One of these products is a reading book entitled Karangbesuki crafts. It contains various handicrafts in Karangbesuki. One of them is sanitary craft. Sanitary craft is a skill with processing using hands and machines. Initially, the products produced were related to health, such as washbasins, toilets, and others. Nowadays industrial products in Karangbesuki are growing. Not only making products related to health, Karangbesuki producers also make other products such as flower pots, gravestones, mosque domes, pillars, and so on. The craft was developed by the people of Karangbesuki Village itself.
In the book Karangbesuki crafts, there are 75 cottage industries that exist in Karangbesuki. As many as 49 of the 75 industries are sanitary industries and are in Rukun Warga (RW) 2. Apart from making various display products in their industrial houses, they also make products according to orders or requests from consumers. Indirectly, the craftsmen in producing sanitary ware according to market needs. "During this pandemic, there are many orders for sinks for hand washing because all Malang people are required to follow health protocols that have been determined by the government," explained Mr. Eka Candra, one of the owners of the sanitary industry having his address at Jl. Candi 2A RT 5 RW 2 Karangbesuki.
The majority of the livelihood of the people of Karangbesuki is to establish a home industry, so the craft of this sanitary industry is one of the important potentials for Karangbesuki Village. This potential needs to be published and documented in a book Karangbesuki crafts. In accordance with the theme of the BSI 2 KKN group, namely Community Service and Publication on the Potential of Karangbesuki Village Based on Indonesian Language and Literature.
Contributor: Ita Sukartina, Indonesian Literature Student
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