Archive for January 2015

Plered Ceramics

Plered Ceramics

Plered is one of sub-districts in Purwakarta, West Java.  The name is derived from buffalo-drawn cart which is called “Palared” when the place was a coffee plantation in forced labor of colonial period. Ceramic has been one of the traditional handicrafts of the Plered since colonial period. Initially, the ceramics function as household utensils, but nowadays, they becomes one of the ...

Koteka

Koteka

Koteka is a common souvenir from Papua. It is made of a gourd and traditionally used for covering male genitals. This unique souvenir is quite popular amongst tourist although some people considered it as too vulgar. There are many ways in wearing it, some tribe prefer to use longer and thinner kind of gourd than other tribe, some even use two koteka at once. If you ever come to visit Papua try ...

Tanggai Dance

Tanggai Dance

This dance is performed on special occasion such as weddings and welcoming honored guest. This dance is performed in a slow, smooth and elegant manner. Try to find a wedding if you are on a vacation to South Sumatra if you missed a festival date.