Yogyakarta Special Region Local Customs

  • Lotus buds on porch of a primary school
    Lotus buds on porch of a primary school
    by theo1006
  • Lotus bud on a front yard wall
    Lotus bud on a front yard wall
    by theo1006
  • A fine lotus bud specimen
    A fine lotus bud specimen
    by theo1006

Yogyakarta Special Region Local Customs

  • Scarce water

    Water has always been and still is a scarce commodity in the limestone hills of Gunungkidul regency. Although most villages now are connected with some pipeline, in the dry season some inhabitants still rely on water brought to them by truck.On the road to Wediombo beach we saw this truck being filled from a small natural source. The source was...

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  • The lotus bud motif

    You see them everywhere in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta on porches and walls: stylised lotus buds. They are a motif typical of the former Yogyakarta sultanate.Some are finely detailed and painted in bright colours, others whitewashed and hardly recognizable as buds.These examples we photographed while driving through Gunungkidul regency.

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