prajurit kraton yogyakarta

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.


Prajurit Jogokaryo : The Yogyakarta Palace Soldiers


The name of Jokokaryo comes from the word Jogo that means to keep and Karyo which means task or job. So that, the existence of prajurit Jogokaryo is to keep and secure the implementation of the rule in the kingdom.

Its flag named Papasan. It is rectangular shaped with a red base color and there is a green circle at the center. (more…)

Prajurit Dhaeng : The Yogyakarta Palace Soldiers


These soldiers were actually shipped from Macassar by the Dutch to reinforce Raden Mas Said (KGPAA Mangkunegoro I) at odds with Prince Mangkubumi (Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono I). As a result of the dispute, Mangkunegoro I divorced his wife called GKR Bendoro and sent back to her father the Sultan Hamengkubuwono I. Mangkunegoro ordered the selected troops from Makasar to escort GKR Bendoro to Yogyakarta. Arriving at the Sultan’s Palace, the soldiers were welcomed and served well, which then made them did not want to come home to Surakarta, and chose to serve with loyalty to Sultan Hamengkubuwono I.  As a reward, then Sultan Hamengkubuwono  formed a special unit which consist of these soldiers called Bregada Dhaeng. (more…)