Archive for July 2015

Pentjak Silat

Pentjak Silat

Pencak Silat or Pentjak Silat in English is  martial arts of Indonesia. It is influenced by many cultures, such as Chinese, Hinduism, Buddhist, and Islam.

Didong

Didong

Didong is a traditional art of Gayo tribe in Aceh combining traditional dance, song, and literature. The art began in the period of Reje Linge XIII. At first, the art was used as a mean for spreading Islam. The player of Didong is called Ceh. A real Ceh is demanded of not only recognizing religious stories, but also good voice and good behavior.

Dul Muluk

Dul Muluk

Dul Muluk is is a traditional theatre art of South Sumatra. Years ago, the art entertained the community when there is the ritual of marriage, circumcision, and other customary rituals. Besides in South Sumatra, Dul Muluk was also presented in the provinces of Jambi and Bangka Belitung. The art is similar to Ketoprak or Ludruk from Java, but it has one main character, namely A...

Kawi Alphabet

Kawi Alphabet

Kawi alphabet or old java (jawa kuno) alphabet (in Sanskerta language, kawi means a poet) is a historical Brahmi alphabet that was used in the Sout East Asia maritime area in 8th to 16th AD. It is mainly used in Java and Bali but can also be found in Philiphine. This alphabet is considered the ancestors of traditional alphabets in Java, Bali, Sunda, etc.

Nagari Alphabet

Nagari Alphabet

Nagari Alphabet was used in Sumatra, Jawa, Bali, and Karimun Besar. The inscriptions were Kalasan, Kelurak, Sanur which are made of stone and also Aek Sangkilon and Tandihat I which are made of gold. Nagari Aphabet was also used to write mantra for the religion of Buddha especially Buddha Mahayana. Some says Nagari means Nagara which is the capital Bihar in India while some think it derived from ...