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Uniquely Java Culture

Hello everyone today I wanted to share that comes from the Javanese gamelan. One of the famous Indonesian culture in music is the art of gamelan. Gamelan music exist in Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. Of course, variants of the different instruments used. Gamelan is a set of musical instruments with pentatonic melodies, which consists of Kendang, Bonang, Bonang Successor, Demung, Saron, Peking (Gamelan), Kenong & kethuk, Slenthem, Gender, Gong, Xylophone, fiddle, zither, flute. The main component of gamelan instruments are bamboo, metal, and wood. Each instrument has its own function in a gamelan music show.

Gamelan is found in the temple of Borobudur, Magelang, Central Java, which stood since the 8th century. In relief, it looks some equipment such as bamboo flute, bells, drums in various sizes, harp, stringed musical instrument that is swiped and plucked, including some idea of the element metal musical instruments. Subsequent developments, gamelan is used to accompany the puppet and dance. Until eventually stand as the music itself and equipped with sound sinden.

 

The second Art Javanese culture is Shadow puppets. Shadow puppets played by a puppeteer who is also the narrator’s dialogue puppet characters, accompanied by gamelan music played by a group of nayaga and songs sung by the singer. Puppeteer puppet behind the screen, the screen is made of white cloth, while behind him flashed electric lamps or oil lamps (blencong), so that the audience is on the other side of the screen can see the shadow puppet who fall into color. In order to understand the story of wayang (play), the audience must have knowledge of puppet characters whose image appears on the screen.

Today that’s the story I want to share. I will share another story about another culture that I know on the other occasion.
What is the story about the culture in your place. Can you share with me?
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Culture On The Island of Bali

Hello everyone, at the beginning of 2016 I want to share a story with you about the beauty of the culture in the paradise island of Bali.
In Bali so many cultures we can learn one of them is Pendet. Pendet was originally a dance that many exhibited worship in temples. Pendet is one welcome dance that is often displayed in various large events or cultural events Bali. This dance is performed by the female dancers with a bowl that contains a wide variety of flowers
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What is interesting here is the second dance Kecak. Kecak is a Balinese dance performance art that tells the story of Ramayana and played by men. This dance is performed by many male dancers who sat lined up in a circle and with a certain rhythm called “CAKand raised both arms, depicting the Ramayana as rows of monkeys helping Rama against Ravana.
The dancers in the circle is wearing a plaid cloth around their waists. Besides the dancers, there is also the other dancers who portray the characters Ramayana as Rama, Shinta, Ravana, Hanuman and Sugriva.
Kecak dance songs taken from the ritual dances sanghyang. In addition, do not use musical instruments. Only used kincringan worn on the feet of dancers who portray the characters Ramayana.
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This is the last dance, Barong dance is a dance that depicts the battle between goodness and badness. Manifestation of goodness played by Barong dancers with costumes quadruped and form of ugliness played by Rangda sinister figure with two pointy fangs in his mouth.
Barong Dance
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Lots of culture I want to tell and I share with you guys. Maybe next time I will be writing back to the beautiful places that you can visit there. The people there are very friendly and always give a smile to every visitor who comes in the island of Bali. The end of this story I close with my favorite song ……

Elegant Javanese Batik

Hello all, does anyone know about batik. I want to tell about the craft of batik, which has a very high artistic value, being part of Indonesia, especially Java. Javanese women in the past made their skills in batik for a living, so that in the past, batik work is exclusively women’s work until the invention of “Batik Cap” which allows the entry of men into the field. Coastal batik masculine lines as can be seen in shades of “Mega Mendung”, which in some coastal areas batik work is common for men.

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Batik was originally made on the material that is made of white cotton cloth called. Now batik is also made on other materials such as silk, polyester, rayon and other synthetic materials. Motif formed with a liquid wax using a tool called a canting for subtle motifs, or brush for large motifs, so that the liquid wax to seep into the fabric fibers. Fabrics that have been painted with wax dyed with the desired color, usually starting from light colors. Immersion then taken to another motif with color or black older. After some time the coloring process, which has dibatik cloth dipped in chemicals to dissolve the wax.

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Batik I want to share here is the Javanese batik. An artistic heritage, the people of Indonesia, especially Java controlled Javanese from generation to generation. Javanese Batik motifs have different. Differences motif is common because of the motives that have meaning, the purpose is not just an image but implies that they can from their ancestors, which in ancient times embraced Hinduism and Buddhism. Batik Java developed in many regions Solo or commonly known as Solo batik

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One design fashion week in 2014 with a theme of Javanese Batik. Very legant, elegant and simple. And some examples of designs with batik you can see.

Modern Batik

http://theactualstyle.com/jakarta-fashion-week-2014-galeri-batik-jawa/

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When I chose the clothes I will wear to work, one of which is batik which I choose with a soft material and a long dress. one of which is a photo that I wear batik.

Green Batik Dress

That’s one of my story today, Christmas is coming soon. Is there any idea to wear red batik dress for Christmas? I will share again with my next article.

Classical Art In Building Purwakarta

Have you ever been to the state building that is located in one of the city ?. Because I love the old building. I visited to see a Regent in the Purwakarta. This building is dominated by the old European style very classic with a touch of black and white.

The front page of the building. Tribun dok
The front page of the building. Tribun dok

Inside a room dominated by black and white, there is also a very large painting so that the nuances of art can be felt all over this room. And I was impressed on this visit.

Purwakarta state building
Purwakarta State Building
Purwakarta state building
Purwakarta State Building
Purwakarta state building
Purwakarta State Building

This visit is not complete if I do not wander around the area, where the building is very quiet with a few paintings on the terrace of the building. I was wearing clothes matching color. I try to take some photos here.

Dress With Black And White
Dress With Black And White
My Dress
My Dress
My Dress
My Dress

That’s my story about building a state, that is very artistic in Purwakarta area. I’ll tell you again next art visit with different areas. Tell interesting building in your city and shared with me ……

Link on cultural festival Purwakarta

The Language Of Art

Hello Lady’s …. today I want to tell you about my hobby to art. Since childhood I was very fond of art such as music, painting and dance. And at this point I work with something related also to the art. And it’s really fun. Time will quickly and I will never be bored. I really like painting with the theme of women. I think is very artistic because all things related to the woman so beautifull. Do you agree with me? ….

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Women’s

My favorite painting is a painting on Bali. Because I really like the culture of Bali. If you visit there a lot of paintings that you can purchase as you desire. Moreover, if the painting is framed with golden color. I think is very nice and elegant

Bali Art
                 Bali Art
Bali Art
                Bali Art

Do you like the flowers. The flowers are beautiful and natural. No flowers that I saw was not pretty….. all pretty. As with women,…..Are there women who are not beautiful in this world? They are born with a very special woman and pretty. As well as flowers, I really like painting or anything else about the beautiful flowers.

Flowers Art
Flowers Art
Pretty Wall
Pretty Wall
Flowers
                   Flowers
Flowers
                  Flowers
Flowers
               Flowers
Flowers
   Flowers
Flowers
    Flowers
Flowers
                Flowers
Pretty Wall
                    Pretty Wall
Flowers
           Flowers
Flowers
                     Flowers

Because I also love nature. I also really like drawing or painting such as gravel and leaves.

Nature Art
               Nature Art

When I go to the beach I see something unique and beautiful like a basket containing sea sand hardened and colored pink and contains a small rock.

Unique Basket
                   Unique Basket

Wherever I go and whatever I see and how many languages I heard. It’s all like an art. Because I can learn the culture of art, dance, songs and language. And  with the art that I can understand the language of art is a softer color language.

Do you also like art? share with me and tell me that you are interested in the arts.