Wonderful Indonesia

Indonesian Culture

Indonesian Culture

Indonesian Culture

 

The wealth and variety of Indonesia's traditional arts and crafts is incredible. The artistry and creativity of Bali's artisans are well known. In no way inferior to those of Bali, however, are the wood carvings of Jepara and West Sumatra, the traditional "ikat" textiles of East Nusa Tenggara, or the Batik cloths of Surakarta (Solo), Yogyakarta, Pekalongan, and Cirebon -to name just a few examples-. In many regions of Indonesia, artistry is part of the daily lives of the people. The simplest household utensils, usually made of plaited bamboo or rattan, are often artistically ornamented with a pattern that has been passed from generation to generation.

The Outer Baduy people

The Outer Baduy people

Baduy people or Lebak people call the Kanekes, is a group of indigenous sub-ethnic Sundanese residing in South Banten the region of Lebak Regency, Banten Province. The Baduy is a community which has existed for at least 500 years. They live in the jungles of Mandalasingkah and are very strict in upholding their customs and traditions. The Baduy consists of two groups: the First is the Inner Baduy (Baduy Jero / Baduy Dalam) and the second is the Outer Baduy (Baduy Penamping / Baduy Luar).
Baduy settlements occupy the rough terrain of Southern Banten, covering an area of 5,101 hectares where 30 villages are found. The Baduy are ruled by three Pu'un (customary leaders). Their total population's number about 4.200 people, consisting of 2.000 males and 2.200 females according to a 1981 count. By 2015, the population has increased to almost 8,000 people.

Batik Indonesia

Making Batik Process

Perhaps some people since the "conflict" with Malaysia on batik issues and finally recognized by Indonesian Batik Indonesia UNESCO in 2009, assume that the country that produces batik only Indonesia and Malaysia. But apparently, not only the Indonesian state that produces "Batik". There are at least 12 other countries that participate in producing batik, namely:

  1. China
  2. Malaysia