Songket is a fabric that belongs to the brocade family of textiles of Indonesia. It is hand-woven in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect. In the weaving process the metallic threads are inserted in between the silk or cotton weft (latitudinal) threads.

Songket is a fabric that belongs to the brocade family of textiles of Indonesia. It is hand-woven in silk or cotton, and intricately patterned with gold or silver threads. The metallic threads stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect. In the weaving process the metallic threads are inserted in between the silk or cotton weft (latitudinal) threads.

Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil. In Bali each region of the island has its own protective spirit for its forests and lands.

Barong is a lion-like creature and character in the mythology of Bali, Indonesia. He is the king of the spirits, leader of the hosts of good, and enemy of Rangda, the demon queen and mother of all spirit guarders in the mythological traditions of Bali. The battle between Barong and Rangda is featured in Barong dance to represent the eternal battle between good and evil. In Bali each region of the island has its own protective spirit for its forests and lands.

Mbok Jamu is a female seller of jamu drinks. Jamu is traditional (herbal) medicine made from natural materials, such as parts of plants such as roots, leaves and bark, and fruit.  Jamu was practised by indigenous physicians (dukun). Generally, the different jamu prescriptions are not written down but handed down between the generations.  Mbok Jamu typically wears traditional Indonesian kebaya and carry their bottled jamu in bamboo baskets strapped to their backs.

Mbok Jamu is a female seller of jamu drinks. Jamu is traditional (herbal) medicine made from natural materials, such as parts of plants such as roots, leaves and bark, and fruit. Jamu was practised by indigenous physicians (dukun). Generally, the different jamu prescriptions are not written down but handed down between the generations. Mbok Jamu typically wears traditional Indonesian kebaya and carry their bottled jamu in bamboo baskets strapped to their backs.

Dayaknese tribal costume, West Kalimantan

Dayaknese tribal costume, West Kalimantan

Baduy Tribe.  In the process of spreading Islam through the Sundanese lands, not all areas were fully accepted. In some places, there are small areas that still retain ancestral teachings, such as Kanekes villagers, known as Bedouins or they call the “Baduys”. Details: http://describeindonesia.com/en/culture/item/126-the-way-of-life-of-the-baduy-tribe.html

Baduy Tribe. In the process of spreading Islam through the Sundanese lands, not all areas were fully accepted. In some places, there are small areas that still retain ancestral teachings, such as Kanekes villagers, known as Bedouins or they call the “Baduys”. Details: http://describeindonesia.com/en/culture/item/126-the-way-of-life-of-the-baduy-tribe.html

Pocong is an Indonesian ghost that is said to be the soul of a dead person trapped in their suit. The pocong suit (shroud, in Indonesia also known as kain kafan) is used by Muslims to cover the body of the dead person. They cover the dead body with white fabric and tie the clothing over the head, under the feet, and on the neck. According to the native beliefs, the soul of a dead person will stay on the earth for 40 days after the death.

Pocong is an Indonesian ghost that is said to be the soul of a dead person trapped in their suit. The pocong suit (shroud, in Indonesia also known as kain kafan) is used by Muslims to cover the body of the dead person. They cover the dead body with white fabric and tie the clothing over the head, under the feet, and on the neck. According to the native beliefs, the soul of a dead person will stay on the earth for 40 days after the death.

The Loro Blonyo (Inseparable Couple) is a much beloved Javanese statue (wooden sculpture) often found inside the house of a Javanese family. Loro Blonyo as gift is health, prosperity and fertility for the newly married in Java. The Javanese believe that having a traditional Loro Blonyo in one's house, it will ensure happiness, fertility, health and well-being to the family of the house.

The Loro Blonyo (Inseparable Couple) is a much beloved Javanese statue (wooden sculpture) often found inside the house of a Javanese family. Loro Blonyo as gift is health, prosperity and fertility for the newly married in Java. The Javanese believe that having a traditional Loro Blonyo in one's house, it will ensure happiness, fertility, health and well-being to the family of the house.

Bajaj is a three-wheeled car that is very popular in Indonesia. Has no air-conditioning and small wheels and a ride in Bajaj can often be bumpy.   Each driver is only allowed to take fares in their designated zone and you can bargain for the price of your fare.

Bajaj is a three-wheeled car that is very popular in Indonesia. Has no air-conditioning and small wheels and a ride in Bajaj can often be bumpy. Each driver is only allowed to take fares in their designated zone and you can bargain for the price of your fare.

Reog is a traditional dance that become the main identity for Ponorogo, East Java - Indonesia. Reog National Festival is held every years along the anniversary of Ponorogo regency and Grebeg Suro celebration. Reog dance is also staged full moon nightly in paseban, Ponorogo town square. Reog Ponorogo tells the story of a mythical battle between the King of Ponorogo and the magical lion-like creature called Singa Barong.

Reog is a traditional dance that become the main identity for Ponorogo, East Java - Indonesia. Reog National Festival is held every years along the anniversary of Ponorogo regency and Grebeg Suro celebration. Reog dance is also staged full moon nightly in paseban, Ponorogo town square. Reog Ponorogo tells the story of a mythical battle between the King of Ponorogo and the magical lion-like creature called Singa Barong.

Lake Sentani Festival, Papua - Indonesia. Lake Sentani Festival is an annual cultural festival which is held every June 19-23, and included in the main tourism calendar. The festival is filled with traditional dances, Papua typical war dances, traditional ceremonies such as coronation Ondoafi, and serving a variety of culinary Papua. Lake Sentani Festival carnival followed the whole community in the District and the City of Jayapura Jayapura.

Lake Sentani Festival, Papua - Indonesia. Lake Sentani Festival is an annual cultural festival which is held every June 19-23, and included in the main tourism calendar. The festival is filled with traditional dances, Papua typical war dances, traditional ceremonies such as coronation Ondoafi, and serving a variety of culinary Papua. Lake Sentani Festival carnival followed the whole community in the District and the City of Jayapura Jayapura.

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