Friday, 18 June 2010

Angklung

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Angklung

Angklung is an Indonesian traditional musical instrument is very simple and has been known for centuries. Angklung music instrument made of bamboo comes from the view of the agrarian life of the Sundanese community with the life which is based on staple foods such as rice,was born from myth at Nji Pohaci as Dewi Sri. Dewi Sri giver of life, contemplation Sundanese community in managing the former Agriculture, mainly agricultural fields and plantations has produced a song lyric as a tribute and a gift to Nyi Sri Pohaci  and as reinforcements in order to reject they are not farming will bring disaster. In fact the songs are accompanied by sound drum made of bamboo rods are made of simple and then we all know by name angklung. Angklung music instrument consists of three bamboo tubes suspended from a row. How to play with shaken or shaken-shake. All three tubes were set up with an octave difference in tone, or you have arranged with the tone of do-mi-sol.Jenis bamboo used for this instrument is the bamboo black and white bamboo. The size of the bamboo tubes for angklung instruments also differ. Determine its size high-low tone sounds. It is not known exactly when this angklung created. Apart from West Java, musical instruments angklung (or similar angklung) is also known in other areas, such as in Bali and Banyuwangi. In Balinese mythology, angklung comes from the word "Angk" meaning number or tone and "lung", which means lost. In Bali, a different way of playing Angklung. Bamboo tubes hung by his side and was beaten with a stick. Whereas in the renowned Angklung Banyuwangi carok. In this area, angklung played with a dial tone to connect.                                                        

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Kelom geulis

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 Kelom geulis
Kelom geulis taken from Sundanese language is the local language Tasikmalaya (West Java), which means it is a beautiful wooden sandals. The form is beautiful with interesting carvings, making this much-loved women's sandals women. The maker of the craftsmen in Tasikmalaya, West Java. Tasikmalaya residents call this lady slippers Kelom Geulis.The stories, crafts Kelom geulis appear around the thirties and many are produced as a home industry. Numerous in the central production Kersanegara Village, Mulyasari, Setiamulya, Sukahurip and Sumelap or in Keamatan Cibeureum and Taman sari. In addition there are also many areas Linggajaya Mangkubumi district. Kelom geulis characteristic mahogany with carved and unique embroidery Tasikmalaya, mahogany wood and then cut to shape Kelom will be made. Furthermore, planed wood so shaped footwear. Shavings  process  is done manually by skilled craftsmen who have, so the pair produced Kelom not differ in size. Wood that has been planed and trimmed with a machete. This work must be done carefully because it is a result of the job at hand. Pieces of wood that has been shaped footwear then dried by drying under the hot sun. When the rainy season, drying process carried out with the help of the oven. Furthermore, the material that has been dried mashed Kelom using grinding, making it look its wood fiber. Material Kelom then given priming. Priming is aimed at eliminating the pores of wood, then painted in a way Kelom material is sprayed. Kelom material that has been painted and then dried. After drying, the material formed Kelom making it look more beautiful. As binding to the foot, Kelom given string. Various types of ropes made specifically for this kelom geulis. There's even a unique form of embroidery Tarlac.

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Geringsing Cloth

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Geringsing Cloth


Geringsing Cloth the famous  manufactured in Bali at the Bali Aga village - Tenganan, Bali. What makes this unique is woven tie technique in lusi both (length of cloth) or pakan (width of fabric). Usually in the manufacture of woven fabrics, but only a part of yarn, most of the feed are tied. Like on the process of weaving another, this bonding technique is intended to create motifs on the fabric. So can imagine, it takes patience and a very high accuracy for the manufacture of woven fabric with double-bundle technique is. Accuracy for the pair so that when the cloth was colored motifs, can generate the expected motifs. Geringsing religious function in the fabric is stronger than the protective function of the body. Because in the past, Balinese customs usually do not use the breastplate. Although they also have a traditional dress kebaya. If there is a certain ceremony, then the people decorated themselves, kemben fabric used in women not to cover the chest, but to lift the chest to make it look beautiful. This geringsing cloth woven by the people of Bali Aga one of them is to resist disease. Geringsing fabric comes from Gering said that means sickness or disease. sing means no. So geringsing fabric serves to resist disease. As to the coloration of a traditional cloth before the time of industrialization, the colors can be produced from natural materials, such as the red color obtained from noni roots, while black is obtained by soaking a cloth in the hazelnut oil is mixed with wood ash and lye.

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