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Indonesia : Bhinneka Tunggal Ika by dinosaurusgede Indonesia : Bhinneka Tunggal Ika by dinosaurusgede
Pictured : Dayak, Minangkabau, Asmat, Java, Maluku, and hundreds of more Indonesian Indigenous Cultures (we have 17,500 islands, 6,000 islands occupied each with different culture)

The Culture of Indonesia has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. Indonesia is central along ancient trading routes between the Far East and the Middle East, resulting in many cultural practices being strongly influenced by a multitude of religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam, all strong in the major trading cities. The result is a complex cultural mixture very different from the original indigenous cultures.

Examples of cultural fusion include the fusion of Islam with Hindu in Javanese Abangan belief, the fusion of Hinduism, Buddhism and animism in Bodha, and the fusion of Hinduism and animism in Kaharingan; others could be cited.

Indonesian art-forms express this cultural mix. Wayang, traditional theater-performed puppet shows, were a medium in the spread of Hinduism and Islam amongst Javan villagers. Both Javanese and Balinese dances have stories about ancient Buddhist and Hindu kingdoms, while Islamic art forms and architecture are present in Sumatra, especially in the Minangkabau and Aceh regions. Traditional art, music and sport are combined in a martial art form called Pencak Silat. Source :[link]

=> Bhinneka Tunggal Ika

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika is the official national motto of Indonesia. The phrase is Old Javanese translated as "Unity in Diversity,".[1] It is inscribed in the Indonesian national symbol, Garuda Pancasila (written on the scroll gripped by the Garuda's claws), and is mentioned specifically in article 36A of the Constitution of Indonesia.

It is a quotation from an Old Javanese poem Kakawin Sutasoma, written by Mpu Tantular during the reign of the Majapahit empire sometime in the 14th century. Kakawin contains epic poems written in metres.
This poem is notable as it promotes tolerance between Hindus (Shivaites) and Buddhists.[2] Source :[link]
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JasmineFlower14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful drawing, and wonderful informations. :)
zakya-zaky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
keren.....lets love indonesian culture
HetalianQueen Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I love the middle one it's so beautiful but I still like the other ones
Kiniro-chan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bisa tidak saya gunakan untuk cover photo di FB?
kriscahaya Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tradisional bangettt :D
S3cRt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I :heart: This,Especially The Stories.
PenciIManiac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really cute!! :D Btw, what's Indonesia's human name~?
mangnificent Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I love this picture but I prefer in color, so we can see so many color but we are still one
dinosaurusgede Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Unfortunately, I'm very poor at painting/colouring ^^" haha, but I'll try ^^
thank you Magnificent :D
marimariakutsu Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ne ne, do each outfit represent a different island or a different tribe in Nesia' house~?
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