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Rumah Gadang - Traditional House Paper Model

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Rumah Gadang or Big House in English are Minangkabau tribe traditional house, from West Sumatra. This model was inspired by a Royal Palace at Pagaruyung. There are two styles of Rumah Gadang, one level and multiple levels. Multiple level usually found on an aristocrat house. Rumah Gadang traditionally owned by a woman in the family, and will be pass to her daughter because Minangkabau is a matrilineal culture. The house must at least consist of 5 rooms and 9 rooms for ideal. The template consist of 5 pages of patterns, the scale is about 1:105. Recommend to use 120-160 grams paper.

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Glundung Pringis - Supernatural Creature Paper Craft

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This one is a Halloween themed paper craft. Glundung Pringis (Javanese) or "Rolls and Grinds" is a type of supernatural entity, it's not like an ancient myth which apart in distance past, this creature was last seen and was reported in 1965 in central Java according to a book about Java supernatural creatures, unfortunately I didn't remember exactly the title of the book and the name of the author, but I remember it's in English and the author is an American expatriate. I also heard about this creature beside other creatures from my parent stories when they were kids in Yogyakarta. This creature is mainly a head, or whole body looks like a head. According to the book, it's not as like as many people and articles said, this creature is not a human head. It's pretty bigger than normal human head with wider mouth line, but it's not human. Its favorite playground is on the ground where bamboo leaves lies as a soft carpet under bamboo trees. Its behavior rolling around and playing on the ground. There was some encounter with human being with this creature in the wild, it rolls, stops and grinding :D, funny huh?

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Balinese Legong Dancer with Custom Batik Paper Craft

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This dancer template was submitted by Ivan vh, he recolor the original Balinese Legong dancer template with his own texture. Although he uses different pattern / batik from different part of the archipelago but it still looks beautiful and different from the original one. Built paper craft in the photo was assembled by himself. The PDF file is quite big in size (almost 6 MB) so I split it into 3 parts.

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Hudoq Dancers Papercraft

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I made this papertoy specially for papercraft workshop which will be held by Pelita Harapan University at their campus, November 29th. This simple papercraft only contains 2 pages for 2 characters, all are The Hudoq traditional Dayak Tribe dancers.

Hudoq dance is a part of Dayak Modang and Dayak Bahau tribe rituals (East Borneo), it regulary performs after planting rice padi on September to October. Dayak people believe all their dance movement was came straigth from heaven. Dance itself is for honoring their ancestor spirits which they believe always gather around them in planting season. They believed Their ancestor came from Asung Luhung or The Great Mother who decended from the sky in the upper course of Mahakam River, Apokayam. The Asung Luhung possesed god's power who can summon good and evil spirits. The good ones, Jeliang Tok Hudoq were sent by Asung Luhung to help human with their knowledge and share seeds for planting. Because of Hudoq frightening appearance they have been told to wear disguise as half man and half bird creature.

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Tumpeng Rice Papercraft

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This papercraft is very simple, only 1 page of paper. Tumpeng Rice or Nasi Tumpeng is very common in Java though Bali culture, it's a cone shaped yellow rice dish. The cone shaped rice erected on tampah (rounded woven bamboo container) covered with banana leaf, and surrounded by assorted of Indonesian dishes. People in Java, Bali and Madura usually make Nasi Tumpeng to celebrate important event or a gratefulness symbol.

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