Handicraft

Handicraft

ITS–Keris is the traditional Javanese knife. Some of the people of Bali and Betawi also use it, which displays the influence of the past Javanese kingdoms in these areas. The knife, made of iron, steel and nickel, has ...

ITS–The Kalewang, also known as obi or surik to the East Timorese, is typically a weapon of war, a status symbol, and a symbol of the worship of nature. The main material of this weapon is determined by ...

ITS–The Rencong is Aceh’s traditional weapon. It is one of the traditional weapons of the cultural heritage and creation of the Aceh people. The rencong helps give identity to the people of Aceh. For the king or district ...

ITS–The Mandau is the traditional weapon of the Dayak people who live in Borneo. Formerly, it was made of selected rock taken from mountain which contains iron. Today, the weapon has gradually lost its sacred quality and people ...

ITS–For a long time, many tribes in Indonesia have used various kinds of artwork not only to fulfill their basic needs but also to help them survive. The types and characteristics of their artwork, especially handycrafts, differ from ...

ITS–The Asmat people are world-acclaimed as the best craftsmen among the ethnic groups living in Papua.  They live in a region of brackish swamps along the south coast of Papua. This region is about 200 kilometers long and ...

ITS–Communicating is one of the behaviors conducted by creatures in order to make contact with or to influence other creatures. With humans, such behavior is conducted through a process of conveying messages, ideas, intentions and feelings to other ...

ITS–Indonesia has many kinds of kid games which are amusing, healthy, cheap and educative for kids to learn how to be skillful and creative. Many kinds of games with different names and attributes are played in almost all ...

ITS–This mask comes from a dance of the Dayak Kenyah tribe of East Kalimantan. In the dance the actors use animal masks and costumes made of coarse grass. The dance is usually accompanied by singing poetry and percussion. ...

ITS–This mask functions to symbolize ancestors and divinities. It is used as a supplement to a ceremony, a reflection of mythology, a misfortune repellent, and as a medium of education. It is usually used in dances. The theme ...