ganesha-hand-made-batik

I feel so grateful to have learned batik, the Indonesian traditional handicraft, painting on cloth art. Today I have just finished this one, with Ganesha on it. It is already dyed once in a mahon natural colour made from the skin of the tree. #batik #indonesian #traditional #handicraft #art #ganesha #hindu #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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July 7, 2015 -

If you visit Yogyakarta, the cultural city of Indonesia, located in central Java, I recommend to visit Ullen Sentalu Museum. Looking like a small magical labyrinth, this is the place where you can learn many interesting things about the Indonesian culture, especially the one of the twin cities Yogyakarta and Surakarta. You are allowed to […]

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July 6, 2015 -

Mount Merapi (2913m), the Fire Mountain in Indonesian, is the most active volcano in Indonesia. The Javanese believe that the Earth is not only populated by human beings, but also by spirits (makhluk halus). Villages near Merapi believe that one of the palaces used by the rulers of the spirit kingdom lies inside Merapi. This […]

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July 1, 2015 -
indonesian_daily_life

In Indonesia it is often to meet old people still working or carrying big weights. I felt to stop and help her but I have realized that I would scare her more because I would interrupt her routine. Although it looks like a sad picture, actually it is just a part of the normal life […]

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June 28, 2015 -

In the honor of the Romanian Blouse day, I’ve uploaded these pictures of the preparation for a performance for the full moon festival in Purnama hindu temple from East Java, Indonesia, where I had the opportunity to present a Romanian ritual. #ia #bluza #romaneasca #indonesia #lablouseroumanie #roumanianblouse #IA #IAday2015 #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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June 24, 2015 -

Balinese dance – tari gabor, for our ending program ceremony #grateful #balinese #dance #tari #gabor #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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June 3, 2015 -
dog_dont_eat_rice

Often in Indonesia cats and dogs eat rice. Seems that this little one was protesting! #protest #dog #eat #rice #indonesia #straightahead #totheeas #gostraightaheaddotcom

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June 1, 2015 -

Being trapped by the rain (although I thought the rainy season is over) in the big pendopo near the art university campus leads to a personal concert of bonang* by the security man. *The bonang is a musical instrument used in the Javanese gamelan. It is a collection of small gongs placed horizontally onto strings […]

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May 31, 2015 -
beach_warung

In Indonesia you don’t have to worry about finding places to eat! Warungs* or street sellers with trasnportable warungs are everywhere, even on small beaches or in places in which you wouldn’t have think of! *A warung (old spelling waroeng) is a type of small family-owned business – often a casual shop or a modest […]

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May 31, 2015 -
hindu-ceremony

Hindu ceremony #rituals #hindu #ceremony #temple #bali #island of #god #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 29, 2015 -
indian-puppet-shadow-show

Yesterday I got the chance to see an Indian shadow puppet show – Togalu Gombeyaata. I was very curious to see how it is after seeing performances of wayang kulit, the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet. The first difference which I could see was that the puppets were human-sized and there were more puppeteers manipulating them. […]

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May 28, 2015 -
sumatra-fisherman

Searching for treasures! #sumatra #fisherman #banana #island #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 27, 2015 -
sumatra-girl

Little girl in Sumatra, Padang Panjang #traditional #sumatra #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 26, 2015 -
sumatra-traditional-dance

In Sumatra we got the chance to see the Minangkabau traditional dances and music! Tapuak Balega dance is absolutely fascinating and energic in which the dancers use their trousers to create percussion! #traditional #dance #sumatra #indonesia #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead  

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May 25, 2015 -

Above the clouds we can choose our own island! #above the #clouds #sumatra #choose #your #own #island #straightahead #totheeast #indonesia #gostraightahead

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May 25, 2015 -