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Kain Tenun West  Kalimantan

Kain Tenun West Kalimantan

Kain Tenun  is one of the cultural heritage that almost in all regions of the Republic of Indonesia to become a national pride. In general, the woven fabric produced by special equipment with weaving techniques that are traditional to produce a beautiful piece of cloth and containing high artistic value. Iban Dayak tribe in Kalimantan Barat using this woven fabric as a kind of luxury clothin...

Batik Pontianak Kalimantan Barat

Batik Pontianak Kalimantan Barat

Kain Batik  is  characteristic of Indonesian society in making the gradation pattern motifs and colors in an outfit used in an official event. Each region has distinctive features and records its history are unique and interesting. The style is commonly found in typical Dayak West Kalimantan batik is usually a pattern of Arwana fish and flowery patterns. There is also a motif that was ...

Lontar Pengayam-ayaman

Lontar Pengayam-ayaman

In many regions of Indonesia, cockfights are still very popular despite the law stating that it is illegal to do gambling. Some reasons that it can be permissible if the cockfights are for religious purposes and not for gambling. In Bali, on a cockfight, there is a “manual book” called Lontar Pengayam-ayaman. People believe the book will bring victory when skillfully applied. The boo...

Suanggi dance

Suanggi dance

Suanggi Dance is a traditional dance from West Papua. The dance tells about a story of a husband who is left behind by his wife who died because of angi-angi (supernatural creature).

Papua War Dance

Papua War Dance

War Dance is a name of one of the traditional dances in West Papua. The dance symbolizes the heroism and bravery of Papua people. The dance is usually performed by hillbillies in the time when the chieftain order the people to go to war. By performing the dance, the warriors will be on fire.