Solo Basahan, Middle Java, Indonesia

Solo Basahan, Middle Java, Indonesia

Beautiful Javanese Woman in Traditional Dress - Exotic of Indonesia Culture

Beautiful Javanese Woman in Traditional Dress - Exotic of Indonesia Culture

Beautiful Yogyakarta Woman, Beautiful Javanese Traditional Dress - Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Beautiful Yogyakarta Woman, Beautiful Javanese Traditional Dress - Yogyakarta, Java, Indonesia

Temple Bell  Period:     Eastern Javanese period Date:     ca. 11th–12th century Culture:     Indonesia (Java) Medium:     Bronze

Temple Bell Period: Eastern Javanese period Date: ca. 11th–12th century Culture: Indonesia (Java) Medium: Bronze

Dewi Sri: Rules over the underworld and the Moon. Thus, Dewi Sri encompasses the whole spectrum of the Mother Goddess- having dominion over birth and Life: she controls rice: the staple food of Indonesians; hence life and wealth or prosperity; most especially rice surpluses for the wealth of kingdoms in Java such as Mataram, Majapahit and Pajajaran; and their inverse: poverty, famine, hunger, disease (to a certain extent) and Death. She is often associated with the rice paddy snake (ular…

Dewi Sri: Rules over the underworld and the Moon. Thus, Dewi Sri encompasses the whole spectrum of the Mother Goddess- having dominion over birth and Life: she controls rice: the staple food of Indonesians; hence life and wealth or prosperity; most especially rice surpluses for the wealth of kingdoms in Java such as Mataram, Majapahit and Pajajaran; and their inverse: poverty, famine, hunger, disease (to a certain extent) and Death. She is often associated with the rice paddy snake (ular…

Ornate bronze oil lamp Majapahit era, 14th century.  Tenggung village, Tulungagung, East java.

Ornate bronze oil lamp Majapahit era, 14th century. Tenggung village, Tulungagung, East java.

Old Javanese Patinated Bronze Shiva Statue

Old Javanese Patinated Bronze Shiva Statue

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