Surakarta Kasunanan Palace

Kasunanan SurakartaKasunanan Palace as also called Karaton Surakarta Hadiningrat was built in 1745 by King Pakubuwono th 2nd. This is the mainly thing of Karaton Surakarta at the same time with the finding of this city.

Inside of the palace, there is an exotic art gallery and a museum with exiting heirlooms of the kingdom. A cart and its coachman, ancient weapons, and a keris (Javanese Traditional Weapon), and also antique matters. In the yard of the palace, which is dominated by a tower called Panggung Sanggabuwana, a mysterious tower as a place for the king to meet the ruler of the south sea. There is no such a prestigious and peaceful monument for tradition, art, and culture of Javanese classic kingdom.

Location: Surakarta Region

Puro Mangkunegaran

Puro MangkunegaranThis georgous puro (puro=palace) is located in the heart of Surakarta city. The puro was built by Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Aryo (KGPAA) Mangkunegoro the 1st in 1757. This Mangkunegaran Palace is a palace for maintaining arts and culture, amazing properties and invaluable collections. Most of them were from Majapahit era and Mataram era.

This palace consist of two main parts, these are Pendopo and Dalem which are surrounded by rooms of the King’s family. In the east side, it is called “Bale Peni” that is a room for a prince, while in the west side, it is called “Bale Warni” which is a room for a princess. These is also Reksopousoko museum of this beautiful palace, to keep scarce manuscripts and also cultural literatue and Javanese philosophy.

Location: Surakarta Region

Batik Village of Laweyan

Kampung Batik LaweyanLaweyan is a batik industry center region, existed since Pajang emperor period in 1546. The batik traditional art master piece continually performed by Laweyan’s society until now. The surrounding situation of batik making activities in the past, predominated by the existence of batik entrepreneur as the owner of batik business.

At present era, Laweyan village had designed as an unified batik village by using an area with more or less 24 hectares of width consisted of 3 blocks. The unified development concept aimed to appearing directly batik dominant nuance which will deliver to the visitors about the beauty of batik arts. The batik which Tirto Tejo motives and Truntum motives are the main specific character of Laweyan’s batik. The garment with colorfull abstract motive is the supporter batik arts whuch completes batik collections.

Kampung batik Laweyan completed with facilities to give a course and training to learn how to make batik without limited number of person and social oriented. Every house in there has double function, that are as a showroom and production house, all at one

Laweyan is also popular with the building shapes, especially tha batik entrepreneur’s architecture houses influenced by Javanese, european, Chinese, and Islamic traditional architecture. The buildings are provided by a high hedge or “fortress” caused the forming of specific tight alleys in that area.

Location: Surakarta Region

Wuryoningratan Batik Museum

Batik MuseumAncient batik gallery Danar Hadi that is located in Wuryoningratan house area was built based on a concern and obsession of  H. Santoso Doelah to the conservation and the development collections of ancient batik. Relying on approximately ten thousand of ancient batik, H. Doelah developed ancient batik gallery with theme: Batik, The Influence of  Time and Environment Surounding where they grow.

By using the theme above, the placement of batik display is arranged based on where they were from the era Dutch Batik, Chinese Batik, Javanese Batik, Hokokai, Indian Batik, Karaton (Palace) Batik, batik that is influenced by Karaton motive, Saudagaran (large scale merchant) Batik, Farmer Batik, Indonesian Batik, and Danar Hadi Batik. The total of the collection in the display is approximately seven hundreds of ancient batik clothes and every seven until nine months at change by turns with the other collections.

Location: Surakarta Region

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