Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

Embroidering the "Kain Tapis" using gold threads in West Lampung, Sumatra

Embroidering the “Kain Tapis” using gold threads in West Lampung, Sumatra

Culture become an interesting challenge. There are many pictures and I had to choose some appropriate.




In the Javanese culture, there are two types of Gunungan. The first one is a Gunungan that is a part of the shadow puppet which shaped a mountain image and its contents. It is also called Kayon, derived from the word kayun (a Javanese word “concept”) which means the source of all nature of life with its good and bad properties. this Gunungan contains a high philosophical doctrine, that is the doctrine of wisdom.