Traditions in Indonesia
Multicultural country - it's about Indonesia. Here, in a colorful pot mixed dozens of nationalities and several religions, hundreds of customs and traditions, and because tours in this Asian state are now so popular. Familiarity with the traditions of Indonesia allows the traveler to know a world of varied and surprising discoveries that are so rich east.
One of Indonesia's most colorful traditions believeFeatures of the architecture, which is a style very different from the Asian mainland. Buddhist and Hindu temples are particularly complex and majestic, and religious complex Borobudur and all included in the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage.
Houses Indonesians themselves erected in variousstyles, but it is considered traditional light frame structure made of wood, whose roofs are covered with bamboo or reed huts or at all. Netherlands colonialists brought to the architectural traditions of Indonesia bit of European style, recognizable, especially in the architectural elements of the palaces of the local nobility.
The variety of cultures in Indonesia is reflected in thearts and crafts. Choosing gifts for gifts to friends and colleagues, it is worth paying attention to products popular on the islands of crafts:
- Painted fabric, in the technique of batik cold or hot, you can buy in Java, Bali and Madura.
- Ritual daggers, called Chris herehave a wavy blade, made of clad steel. Traditions of Indonesia require to carry such weapons to every man, with blacksmiths forge them special for each person. Chris is a talisman of any home, and there is an invisible bond between him and the owner.
- Leather distributed in Java and Sumatra. An excellent gift to friends can be purchased here for belts, purses or items of interior decoration.
- Javanese bronze casting - the traditional Indonesian dishes manufacturing equipment, cups, trays and ceramics from the island of Lombok - an important part of the interior in the homes of the local nobility.
- Fabrics made of natural fibers, idealfor the manufacture of clothing for hot equatorial climate, sold in Sumatra and Sulawesi. If time allows, the selected fabric and clothing can be ordered, which local seamstresses sew a few hours.