Archive for June 2015

Traditional Instrument of Kecapi

Traditional Instrument of Kecapi

One of the traditional stringed instruments of South Sulawesi, especially the Buginese.  According to the history, it is invented by a sailor, so that its shape resembles a boat with two strings. Usually displayed on  escorting guests, wedding, celebration, even entertainment on an anniversary day.

Bidai Cloth from Central Kalimantan

Bidai Cloth from Central Kalimantan

Bidai Bide, or Kasah Bide is the result of traditional craft of Bidayuh community in the form of woven. It is made of bark and rattan. In the past, Bidai or Kassah Bide was mostly used for drying crops and for home furnishing, as well as bedding. Since the material is rattan or bark, the bide is strong and durable even it is frequently submerged in water or exposed to the sun directly. http://ke...

Triton

Triton

Triton is one of Papua’s traditional musical instrument made of large swirling shell. At first it was made as a tool for communication and then evolve into what it is now, a media of entertainment. Triton can be found in almost all coastal area of Papua such as Raja Ampat Isles, Biak, Wondama Bay, Yapen Waropen, and Nabire.

Tifa

Tifa

Tifa is a traditional musical instrument of Papua that is made out of log. One of it’s end is covered by dried animal skin such as deer. Each tribe in Papua has their own specification of Tifa, usually on its carving. Tifa is usually played on a traditional ceremony, welcoming an important guest or accompanying a dance.

Rangi

Rangi

Kue Rangi or sagurangi is a traditional Betawi cake that is still easily found in Jakarta. It is made of grated coconut and sago starch and then grilled using firewood to enhance the aroma.  The topping is usually only melted brown sugar thickened by sago although some will add pieces of fruit such as pineapple, jack fruit or durian.