Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kuda Lumping

Today, October 28 is a celebration of "Sumpah Pemuda",
a day when all Indonesian young generation  vow to have one Country, one Language, and one Nation: Indonesia.
Alvine Craft, one of Indonesian Crafting community, held an amigurumi competition to celebrate the Sumpah Pemuda.
the theme was Indonesian' traditional clothes.
I made Kuda Lumping and Kuda Lumping's Dancer for the entry.
The dancer of course wearing traditional clothes so didn't break the rule, right?
please vote for me by clicking like on the facebook page  , thank you :)

 the dancer and the horse


Kuda Lumping is a traditional dance from East Java, where the dancer ride a Kuda Lumping (horse, made from bamboo).
The dancer also bring a whip in his hands. (I made the whip, but it's so ugly)
while it visually looked cute, I bet children would like to have a kuda lumping for toys, but it's actually also a trance dance.
the dancer later under trance condition eat glasses, the sharp glass shard, and they're okay, not hurt at all.

the fire was real, 
and in fact I also burn some incense to make smoke effect, 
thank fully the doll was not possessed during the photo shoot.

woo.. scary right? I never watch a Kuda Lumping directly, I don't think I could watch it.
But I'm proud of this traditional dance, it's a mythical and artistic dance.
If you were going to visit East Java, you have too watch Kuda Lumping, that if you have strong guts :p
for now you can watch the video on youtube.

the horse is the hardest part to make because of its shape.

2 comments:

  1. ya ampun mba desy... bagus bangetttt.. rasanya pgn belajar amigurumi sm dirimu :)

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