Coconization
Feb01

Coconization

” Transform products into a more modern tradition without abandoning its identity “ Adhi Nugraha was very concerned with the condition of typical Indonesian handicrafts. According to him, typical Indonesian handicrafts focus on details such as product quality, design, and beautiful packaging. As a result, Indonesian handicraft products are less competitive with foreign crafts. Designer: Adhi Nugraha...

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The Hayachine Take Kagura as an intangible cultural heritage (UNESCO) of Japan will collaborate with Indonesian Traditional Barong Dance.
Jun01

The Hayachine Take Kagura as an intangible cultural heritage (UNESCO) of Japan will collaborate with Indonesian Traditional Barong Dance.

  The Hayachine Take Kagura (hereinafter Take Kagura) will come to Indonesia to make performance stage in Indonesia. First stage is in Bali, and making workshop and the performance show. 2nd stage is in Yogyakarta, They will perform as part of program of Japan week 2015 in Yogyakarta. The Hayachine Take Kagura (hereinafter Take Kagura) is a series of masked dances accompanied by drum, cymbals and flute: six ritual dances begin the...

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Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana
Apr16

Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana

Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana  photos by Doddy Obenk [VIDEO] Blangsinga Bali, 1929 Sejak masih sangat belia Ida Bagus sudah belajar menari Baris di bawah bimbingan pamannya Ida Bagus Kompiang. Sebelum penjajahan Jepang beliau tinggal di Tabanan dan selalu melihat Sang Maestro I Ketut Marya menari dan mengajarkan tari Kebyar duduk. ‘Menari merupakan jalan hidupku untuk melakukan Bhakti, menurut Bapak Soekarno, jika diberi umur panjang carilah...

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3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Bienalle, 23 Sept-13 Okt 2014
Aug13

3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramic Bienalle, 23 Sept-13 Okt 2014

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The largest ceramics exhibition in Southeast Asia will be held shortly through JCCB#3, or 3rd Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale. The event starts 23 September 2014 to 13 October 2014 at the Indonesian National Gallery, Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No.14, Jakarta. The theme, as selected by co-curators, Asmudjo Jono Irianto and Rifky Effendy, is COEFFICIENT OF EXPANSION. This two-yearly international-scale exhibition will present...

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A Tribute to Maestro
Jun12

A Tribute to Maestro

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Wayang Wong, Tejakula
Jun11

Wayang Wong, Tejakula

Wayang Wong, Tejakula, Buleleng – Bali by Doddy Obenk

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Prosperity of all the creatures, Waisak Day, 15 of May 2014
May15

Prosperity of all the creatures, Waisak Day, 15 of May 2014

Waisak Day(Vesak Day) is an event that celebrates the birth of Prince Siddhartha, born in Lumbini in 623 BC. When he was 35, Prince Sidhartha was enlightened and became Buddha, at Buggha-Gaya (Bodhgaya). He died at age of 80, in Kusinara, which became one of the pilgrimage places. As reaching the village of Kusinara, Buddha already knew that his life is ending. He consoled Ananda, who served him for 20 years with these words:...

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Vintage Advertising
May01

Vintage Advertising

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In the weekly magazine Djaja, published in Jakarta, in issues from October 1963 and March 1964 we have found some ads for products still selling today. Putting the ads in the magazines always had an aim to introduce the products to the potential customers and make them familiar with the benefits of choosing the advertised product. What we can see in these photos is very graphical presentation, all in black and white. The photos are...

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Passion to learn Balinese Language
Apr22

Passion to learn Balinese Language

Ministry for National Education Center has been constructing the language map of Indonesian Archipelago for 15 years. And it’s completely understandable they have used so much time for research, since they registered 17 508 islands and 746 local languages. This research made possible to recognize the diversity and richness of Indonesian Culture. Even though the Indonesian Language is used officially, there are many dialects and...

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Balinese Traditional Style of Painting, Kamasan Style
Apr18

Balinese Traditional Style of Painting, Kamasan Style

Painting style developed in Kamasan is widely used, and inspired many traditional styles. Kamasan is village in Klungkung region, in Bali. When we visited Kamasan, there were many places where it was possible to buy the paintings of this specific style. And besides meeting many talented artists, we learned that they’re willing to teach about their skills, at least about the basics of this painting style. The canvas they use is a rough...

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