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The bed with closed curtains, By: Sita van Bemmelen

The Unsettling Proximity of Death on Bali: The Ritual Washing of the Corpse

By: Sita van Bemmelen Death is a neat affair in the Netherlands, the country where I come from. The only and last relative that I have seen laid in state at home was...

Indonesian Batik "a Living Heritage"

Indonesian Batik: A living Heritage, Jakarta & Solo

On January 25th, 2012 the exhibition "Indonesian Batik: A living Heritage" opens its doors for Batik enthusiasts at Galeri Nasional, Jakarta. Galeri Nasional Jl....

Home production of batik in Lasem, By: Labodalih Sembiring

Reintroducing Lasem’s Brilliant Batik

By: Labodalih Sembiring Batik is a cloth with distinct local and traditional patterns, created by a manual wax-resist dyeing technique. UNESCO designated Indonesian...

Traditional Medicine is based on natural ingredients

Twittering Traditional Medicine Recipes

By: Dalih Sembiring In the past, Indonesians who felt that they suffered from masuk angin — a condition where one feels feverish and keeps letting out gas — might...