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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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Toraja House Papercraft (Tongkonan)

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Tongkonan is a traditional house traditional Toraja community. The roof has a boat like shape, comprising the composition of bamboo (to date partially tongkonan receipts the tin roof). At the front there is a row of water buffalo horn. The inside of the room used as a bed and kitchen. Even tongkonan used also as a tomb. Tongkonan derived from the word tongkon (meaning sit together). Tongkonan divided based on the level or role in society (social hirarchy in Toraja). In front the tongkonan is granary, called 'alang'. Poles barns are made from palm tree trunks (bangah) is currently partly already use concrete, In front of the barn there are various carvings, among others, illustrated chicken and sun, a symbol for the complete case.

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Toba Batak House

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The Toba Batak traditionally believe that they originate from one ancestor "Si Raja Batak", with all Margas, descended from him. A family tree that defines the father-son relationship among Batak people is called tarombo. In contemporary Indonesia Batak people have a strong focus on education and a prominent position within the professions, particularly as teachers, engineers, doctors and lawyers. Toba Batak are known traditionally for their weaving, wood carving and especially ornate stone tombs. [Wikipedia]

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