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INDONESIAN CULTURE

BY: ADYATAMA RAMADHANA


WHAT IS THE
INDONESIAN CULTURE?
The Indonesian Culture is the whole national
culture, local culture, and the culture of
foreign origin that has existed in Indonesia
before Indonesias independence in 1945. The
examples of the Indonesian culture are the
Dangdut music, Rendang food and the Silat
Minangkabau martial arts
INDONESIAN CUISINE
Indonesian cuisine is a reflection of the diverse
cultures and traditions derived from archipelago
consisting of 6,000 islands and holds an important
place in the national culture of Indonesia in general,
and almost all Indonesian cuisine is rich in flavor
derived from spices such as Chili, Ginger, Saffron,
Coconut and followed by the use of palm sugar with
cooking techniques and ingredients according to the
tradition
INDONESIAN ARCHITECTURE
For centuries, the Indonesian vernacular architecture has
shaped settlements in Indonesia which commonly took form of
timber structures built on stilts dominated by large roof. The
most dominant foreign influences on Indonesian architecture
were Indian, although European influences have been
particularly strong since the 19th century and modern
architecture in Indonesia is international in scope. As in much of
South East Asia, traditional vernacular architecture in Indonesia
are built on stilts, with the significant exceptions of Java and
Bali. The examples of stilt houses are the Rumah Gadang of the
Minangkabau people
TRADITIONAL
INDONESIAN MUSIC
Music in Indonesia is very diverse because of the tribes
in Indonesia are manifold, so that virtually the entire
17,508 islands has its own culture and art. Indonesia
has thousands of kinds of music, sometimes followed
by a dance and performances. The most popular
Traditional Music is the Gamelan, Angklung and
Keroncong. While the modern music is Pop and
Dangdut

INDONESIAN TRADITIONAL
DANCE
Indonesian dance reflects the diversity of culture
from ethnic groups that composed the nation of
Indonesia. Austronesian roots and Melanesian
tribal dance forms are visible, and influences
ranging from neighboring Asian countries. Each
ethnic group has their own distinct dances; makes
total dances in Indonesia are more than 3000
Indonesian original dances
INDONESIAN DRAMA AND
THEATRE
Wayang, the Javanese, Sundanese and Balinese
shadow puppet theatre shows display several
mythological legends such as Ramayana. Wayang
Orang is Javanese traditional dance drama based
on wayang stories. Various Balinese dance drama
also can be included within traditional form of
Indonesian drama.
INDONESIAN SCULPTURES
Indonesia has a long history of stone, bronze and
iron ages arts. The megalithic sculptures can be
found in numerous archaeological sites in
Sumatra, Java to Sulawesi. The native Indonesians
tribes have their own distinct tribal sculpture
styles, usually created to depict ancestors, deities
and animals. Some examples of the Indonesian
sculptures are the relief sculptures from the
Borobudur Temple.
INDONESIAN PAINTINGS
What Indonesian painting before the 19
th

Century are mostly restricted to the decorative
arts, considered to be a religious and spiritual
activity, comparable to the pre-1400 European
art. Artists name are anonymous, since the
individual human creator was seen as far less
important than their creation to honor the
deities or spirits.
INDONESIAN MARTIAL ARTS
The art of Silat was created and firstly
developed in the islands of Java and Sumatra. It
is an art for survival and practiced throughout
Indonesian archipelago. Centuries of tribal wars
in Indonesian history had shaped Silat as it was
used by the ancient warriors of Indonesia. Silat
was used to determine the rank and position in
old Indonesian kingdoms.
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We hope that this Presentation gives you an
information about the cultures of our beloved
country, Indonesia.