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Mandau, Dayak Traditional Weapon

[20 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 2,562 views]

Kalimantan/Borneo is one of five major islands in Indonesia. Actually the island is not only the origin place of Dayak tribe because there are also Banjar (South Kalimantan) and the Malays. But Borneo usually related with Dayak. Moreover,there are different culture developed among Dayaks themselves. In other words, cultures developed …

Batik Jonegoroan

[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 1,649 views]

Batik is a cultural craft with high artistic value and has become part of Indonesian culture (especially Java) since long. Batik is also the ancestral heritage of Indonesia that still remains. Each region has their own pattern with its own peculiarities.
One of those region is Bojonegoro. And Bojonegoro has officially …

Indonesia Furniture Handicraft Wholesale Marketplace

[26 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,147 views]

Indonesian Furnitures and Handicraft have the excellence of complexion and characteristic that can’t be found on other countries. Moreover, the strength and uniqueness of these Indonesian original products are eco-friendly (ecolabel) certified . There are three basic concepts underlying the campaign of Green Furniture of Indonesia, namely the pro-environment, pro-people, …

Tor-tor Dance, Batak Traditional Ritual

[22 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 1,266 views]

Tor-tor dance is a dance that moves as a rhythm with the music accompaniment called Margondang which is played with traditional musical instruments such as gondang, flute, trumpet, and others.
According to the its history, Tor-tor dance was used in ritual ceremony associated with spirits where these spirits, where these spirits …

Garumpai House System of Kampung Naga

[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 777 views]

Arriving at Kampung Naga, visitors are treated with the views of rows of unique houses of Kampung Naga local residents. The houses are thatched-roofed and wooden-walled with bamboo matting.

The structures and foundations of every buildings owned by residents of Kampung Naga tailored and made to the Sundanese philosophy. …

Rencong, Aceh Traditional Weapon

[26 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,777 views]

Rencong is a traditional weapon of the region of Aceh, Indonesia, shaped like an L, but if you look more closely, it looks more like ‘Bismillah'(arabic: in the name of God) calligraphy. Rencong included in the category of dagger (not a knife or sword).

Origins
Before Rencong was known, the people of …

Limas House, Palembang Traditional House

[24 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 1,850 views]

The form of limas house is very unique. In terms of language, limas(eng:pyramid) in bahasa Indonesia consists of lima(eng: five) and emas(eng:gold). While the trademark is on its pyramid-shaped roof and a pole or houses on stilts. The type of stage house or house on stilts is suitable with the …

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