Archive for July 2015

Buda Alphabet

Buda Alphabet

Buda or Mountain (Gunung) alphabet known to be used in the script written on papyrus. The name Mountain refers to the origin of texts, which are obtained from remote areas in hilly or mountainous areas. This type of script called Buda alphabet because they come from a time prior to Islamic conversion, or in the days of Buddha. Thus, the writing used in this period is called Buda script. There is...

Tiwah

Tiwah

Tiwah or Tiwah Lale or Magah Salumpuk Liau Uluh Matei is the biggest sacred ceremony for Dayak Ngaju in Central Kalimantan to deliver the soul or the spirit of the death to the destination place namely Lewu Tatau Dia Rumpang Tulang, Rundung Raja Dia Kamalesu Uhate, Lewu Tatau Habaras Bulau, Habusung Hintan, Hakarangan Lamiang or Lewu Liau which is located in the seventh paradise. The ritual is d...

Malesung Alphabet

Malesung Alphabet

Malesung is the traditional characters of Ancient Minahasa community that no one uses anymore. According to Paul Lumoindong, Malesung alphabet cognate with the alphabet from Philippine. Malesung alphabet was only used to write important decisions in the government, religion and social. The manuscript is written inWatu inscription stone using an iron or stone chisel. Nowadays only a few inscripti...

Ludruk, Javanese Theater Art

Ludruk, Javanese Theater Art

Ludruk is a traditional drama art from East Java which is practiced by a group of artists presented on a stage by taking the story of the people’s daily life, war, and so on which is interspersed with good comical scene and accompanied by gamelan music. Source of pic: http://citralekha.com/

Sisingaan

Sisingaan

Sisingaan or Odong-odong is one of the traditional arts from Subang, West Java. The name is derived from the form of the doll which is a lion (singa in Indonesian). It requires skill to sway a palankeen with a lion doll on it and the rider. Source of pic: Wikipedia