Shadow puppets are usually made of cowhide. The tools are used in the puppet encrust such as: Padukan or pedestal. Tindih, that is a 2.5 kg iron to suppress the leather. Tatah or chisel which comprises at least 10 kinds. And Ganden, the hammer is made of wood.
after soaked in the dye solution, the cloth drained first before aerated to dry
This lampshade was made of the layer of banana stems. ( I hope my english was right 😀 )
And they put small flambeau inside. What a unique lamp!
I found this set of toys of Prajurit Surokarso some days ago, when I visited XT Square, a new craft market in Yogyakarta. I was surprised and soon took a picture of them,. Unfortunately it was in the evening so I couldn’t find good lighting. But, I’ve made an appointment with the seller to do some “toys photo session” later. I’m sure, that will be interesting.. 😀
Lurik is derived from the Javanese language, which means “lines” that symbolize the simplicity. Previously, lurik cloth is widely used by people as a daily wear. But now many fashion designers develop this motif into a beautiful and elegant clothing. (more…)