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Covid-19 Village Lockdown, a Local Wisdom of Yogyakarta cultural

Covid-19 Village Lockdown, a Local Wisdom of Yogyakarta cultural

The lockdown policy to deal with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia has reaped the pros and cons for a long time. The Indonesian government seems hesitant to take a stand. Economic consequences, budget availability, and other social problems as derivatives are taken into consideration. However, the news on television, radio and social media that is so intensive and excessive, is heard strongly in the community, causing unrest. In this context, community members in the village make decisions…

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the Keris: Weapon and spirituality Javanese symbol

the Keris: Weapon and spirituality Javanese symbol

Keris as an heirloom has a respectable place for some people in Indonesia. Even the Yogyakarta and Surakarta Palaces still include a keris in every royal traditional ceremony they hold. For Indonesians, especially Javanese, keris is not only a weapon but also a truly sacred spiritual object. He is considered to represent the owner who can protect in his stead in official ceremonies. The keris is worn on the back, tucked under the belt of traditional clothing to protect the…

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Borneo: Long Ears Day Women in Borneo 

Borneo: Long Ears Day Women in Borneo 

Mahakam River in Borneo Dayak women with dilated lobes are said to have only a hundred people living along the Mahakam River. This is on the island of Borneo or Kalimantan in Bahasa. The Mahakam River is one of the longest rivers in Kalimantan. This 920 km long river has always been a vital vein. As the only means of communication for residents who live in remote areas in East Kalimantan. Only through this river the movement of people and goods…

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INDONESIAN BATIK, A WORK OF ART ON FABRICS

INDONESIAN BATIK, A WORK OF ART ON FABRICS

Handmade printing technique Batik comes from the Javanese language which has the same origin as the word tik-tik which means dot. The manufacturing process uses a handmade technique. This handmade printing technique has been going on for hundreds of years. Many countries that apply this technique such as China, India and of course Indonesia.  The process of making batik uses a unique skill. This practice involves protecting the parts of the fabric you don’t want to be dyed with hot…

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Mudik! Eid al-Fitr Indonesia muslim tradition

Mudik! Eid al-Fitr Indonesia muslim tradition

May 27, 2019 Over 19 million Indonesians are ready to travel from big city in Indonesia by road, sea and air over the weekend to celebrate the holidays of Eid al-Fitr, which begins this Sunday. Millions of Indonesians move during Eid al-Fitr. The massive push of travelers, known as Mudik – or pulang kampung (return home) – has become an Indonesian Muslim tradition. Just like in Jakarta, those who work in the city can only go back to their hometown during the…

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The Javanese Ritual of Woman Pregnancy

The Javanese Ritual of Woman Pregnancy

The Mitoni Ritual One of the Javanese rituals is the Mitoni ritual. There is a philosophy on the number seven in this ritual. The number seven is considered the sacred number, because it is taken from the number of days in a week, the number of verses from Al-Fatiha, seven layers of the sky, and seven members of the body who bow down when -we pray, these are the head, the two soles of the feet, the two soles of…

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