ART IN INDONESIA ULYSES O. TAFALLA BSIE-CoEd NINEVEH ACADEMY
BRIEF BACKGROUND Indonesia , officially the Republic of Indonesia, is a country in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising approximately 17,508 islands. The nations capital city is Jakarta.
BRIEF BACKGROUND The name Indonesia derives from the Latin and Greek Indus, and the Greek nèsos, meaning "island“. Indonesia lies between latitudes 11°S and 6°N, and longitudes 95°E and 141°E.
INTRODUCTION The Indonesians belong to the Malay race but most of them are Muslims. Although the Indonesians have embraced the Islam religion, they still pay tribute to the Hindu Gods of the epics in the Wayang Kulit.
WAYANG KULIT The Wayang is performed to mark important occasions, such as birth, a wedding, or circumcision. Shadow puppet performance.
WAYANG KULIT The Wayang Kulit stories are mostly taken from a Hindu epic, Ramayana. Tells the story of Rama whose wife Sita is abducted by the king of Sri Lanka, Ravana. Thematically, the Ramayana explores human values and the concept of dharma.
PLACES Bali is also in Indonesia but most of the people there are Hindu. Ubod is a town known for having the most number of painters. Rituals and feasts are important in the life of the Balinese. They make flowers with high artistic value that are used for the decorations during fiestas.
Batik is one of the most enjoyable artistic creations of the Indonesians. It is made by allowing wax to drift on the cloth to produce different designs.
Batik designs make use of horizontal and vertical geometric patterns, leaf and flower motifs, and birds and animal motifs.
Tie-dyeing is another technique in Indonesian textiles. Borobudur is the oldest Buddhist monument in the world; built in 778 A.D.
PEOPLE Yohannes Christian John is an Indonesian professional boxer, and the current WBA (Super) featherweight champion. John is the third Indonesian to win a boxing world title, following Ellyas Pical and Nico Thomas.
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