Saturday, July 19, 2008

At Work: Plaque and Rubber Stamp Makers

Text and picture by Eki Qushay Akhwan

Five days ago, I posted this story about the plaque and rubber stamp makers. This picture shows a couple of them at work. They don't usually take home the orders they receive, but carry them out right there and then. You could even watch them work on your order, if you're patient enough. It usually takes from about an hour to a day to complete an order, depending on what you order.

By the way, D is the licence plate for greater Bandung area. Indonesian licence plate reads something like: [an initial letter that indicates the area in which the motor vehicle is registered, for example D for Bandung] plus some digits and letter(s). License plates are also color-coded to indicate whether the vehicle is privately owned (black background with white letters and numbers), public transportation (yellow background with black letters and numbers), and public/government owned vehicles (red background with white letters and numbers).


Rosy said...

I really like the black and white photo's the best, it is interesting that people still uses the old method at making license plates whereas here in the USA we depend much on machines to make ours...these people are really handicrafted with a very special talent.

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Anonymous said...

Our license places are white background with red lettering and some blue (for red white and blue American colors) and those colors are for our state of Ohio. Other states have other colors and combinations.

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Michelle said...

It's so hard to imagine carrying your livelihood around with you and completing jobs on the spot. I like the black and white photography too..

Anonymous said...

just love those photos that focus on day life in the street, very exotic to me!!

magiceye said...

in india the private vehicles have white background with white letters, public vehicles have yellow background with black letters.
the 1st 2 letters denote the state, followed by 02 digits denoting the area, followed by 2more alphas, followed by 4 numbers. :)

Murphy_jay said...

They seem to occupy 2 parking spaces? LOL.

For us there are 3 letters followed by 3-4 numbers. The first letter denotes the state which the number plate is issued. For cars from PJ, it will be B.