Introduction to the Types of Wayang
July 18, 2016 Posted in: History
In the past, listening to a story is peoples favorite pastime that manifests the cultural and social condition of their society. The technique of the narrative and the content of the story also reflect the tradition and culture upheld by the population. There are many mass communication media that are used as a form of storytelling that brings a big impact toward the cultural and social development of the society. One of the earliest methods of storytelling is perhaps telling a story directly to the audience while facing each other. The method then evolves and integrate other elements of local and other nations tradition and culture, giving a birth to wayang.Continue Reading ...
The Cultural and the Artistic Value of Keris
July 1, 2016 Posted in: History
There is a time where traditional weapons are used extensively to spill peoples blood in wars and for some people, it becomes a symbol of power. During times of peace, however, the value of traditional weapons gradually changes and now it is not merely a tool to kill; it becomes a spiritual object that defines its wielders and their cultures. Keris, an Indonesian traditional asymmetrical dagger, is one of the weapons that transcend its core function where it is used to kill people. It also becomes a ceremonial attire that plays a significant role in Indonesian peoples daily life due to its prominent social and spiritual value.Continue Reading ...