A photo story: Surakarta’s Triwindu antique market
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Surakartans' King. The old photograph of Pakubuwono X, King of Kasunanan Surakarta Palace, who reigned from 1893 to 1939. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Easy day. A trader leans on a wooden Balinese sculpture, waiting for buyers. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Handmade. Aside of selling a variety of vintage or antique items, The Triwindu market also sells Javanese handicrafts like a sculptures, wayang and glass painting. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Observe. Most buyers are tourists who travel to Surakarta, in addition to the regular antiques collectors. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Plates on the wall. A Chinese ceramic plates, its a vintage and fragile. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Time travel. A trader in Triwindu market repairs an antique clock. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Loroblonyo. An inseparable couple sculpture named Loroblonyo is a must have items when shopping at Triwindu market. This sculpture is a symbol of harmony and fertility according to Javanese culture. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Everywhere to look. Hallways full with antiquities, became the main sights in the Triwindu market. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Gathering point. Located within one region with the Ngarsopuro night market and the Mangkunegaran palace, the Triwindu market has become a bustling tourist center. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.
Purists' sound. A gramophone is one of highly demanded for collectibles items or for interior decoration. Photo by Stefanus Ajie.