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Wewaton Sriwedari

Wewaton Sriwedari

Wewaton Sriwedari or Guidelines or Determination of Sriwedari is the first formulated Javanese alphabet writing guidelines. The guidelines set out in “Poetoesan Parepatan Koemisi Kasoesastran” (Literature Committee Meeting Decision) in Sriwedari, Surakarta in 1926. Source of pic: http://budaya-indonesia.org/

Bedhaya Ketawang

Bedhaya Ketawang

Bedhaya Ketawang is a sacred dance routine performed in the Javanese sultan’s palace (Kraton Kraton Yogyakarta and Solo). Also called sky dance, bedhaya Ketawang a ceremony in the form of dance with the aim of worship and offerings to the Creator. At the beginning in Surakarta dance is only performed by seven women. But since this is considered a very special dance, the number of towing the...

Kasongan Pottery

Kasongan Pottery

Kasongan is an original pottery craft of Yogyakarta. The Kasongan pottery products in general are tools for kitchen purposes, jars, pots / vases, statues Loroblonyo fountains, wuwung, and other ceramic products. Usually,  jars can be found in many forms and variants in Kasongan. Urn is one type of ceramic that are often hunted by tourists. In addition to its size range from as high as two-inches...

Interesting Places and Sites: Yogyakarta

Interesting Places and Sites: Yogyakarta

Mount Merapi Candi Kedulan Malioboro Plengkung Alun-alun Kidul

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi

Mount Merapi (current height is about 2911 metres above sea level) is one of the active volcanoes in Indonesia. The mount is located  on the border between Central Java and Yogyakarta. Mount Merapi has erupted about 68 times since 1548. One of the biggest eruptions which occurred in 1006 is believed as the cause of the Mataram Hindu Kingdom displacement to East Java and one in 1930 took casualti...