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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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:iconjasmineflower14:
JasmineFlower14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014
What a beautiful drawing, and wonderful informations. :)
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zakya-zaky Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
keren.....lets love indonesian culture
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HetalianQueen Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
I love the middle one it's so beautiful but I still like the other ones
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:iconkiniro-chan:
Kiniro-chan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Bisa tidak saya gunakan untuk cover photo di FB?
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:iconkriscahaya:
kriscahaya Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tradisional bangettt :D
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
I :heart: This,Especially The Stories.
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PenciIManiac Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is really cute!! :D Btw, what's Indonesia's human name~?
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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
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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
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:iconmarimariakutsu:
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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VinnaMimin23 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Artist
pertama kali yg terlintas ketika liat gambar ini :
"SRIKANDI !!"
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:iconmorrigansfury:
Morrigansfury Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful costumes.
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:iconkannakurru:
kannakurru Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aaah minangkabaau~<33
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iranimax2000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Keren bangeet!!~ paling suka yg Asmat:heart: Awesome job~:thumbsup:
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Aldred-Chaferio Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
kereeen! these are only a few from so many other cultures in here, Indonesia xD Bhinneka Tunggal Ika! I'm so in love (and proud) of your drawing! xD Makes me love this country more... tapi sayangnya...., keadaan yg sebenernya sekarang gak sebagus dan sekeren di cerita Anda (or at least, not as good as this country used to) :(
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CatSummoner Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
dan yang ada di gambar ini baru sebagian dari semua yang ada... 0v0
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
hey.. i wonder .. i want to draw indonesia in dancing dress custom.. i want to know if indonesia has a famous or popular dancing customes or clothing.. XP could u please give me a link to some pictures of these clothing and the name of the dance or festival...? thankieees.. XP :iconsweetsmileplz:
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misschocoholic Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Well, there are many traditional dances here, not to mention each region have their own trademark dance. The most popular ones are definitely Bali dancing.

If you want something energetic, it's the saman dance from Aceh.

Popular clothing here is definitely batik
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Birvan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I seriously want to visit Indonesia one day...
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:icontyoflava:
tyoflava Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
ah please visit us someday,also,visit each islands if you like XD
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:iconbirvan:
Birvan Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Will definitely try if I ever have the means =)
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clovercarmen5 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
me too
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natsumikurenaiuchiha Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The fourth one. Very pretty :iconfinallyplz:
When I become rich, I'll wander around Indonesia next (after my own country XD)
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senameru Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
i think Indonesia's like, the center of trading (probably here in Asia) specially in terms of spice. & then the westerners came w/ the same interest (though greedy motives.=_= ) so asian & western influence is abundant.:D
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eyena Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
woow such detail in each costume. Good job!
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crazy-aika Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG the customs are like nOn
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gnm-gnm Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow, so gorgeous!
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Harukohii Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student
gorgeous work :heart:
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:iconusakoako:
Usakoako Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so pretty! *_*
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Nagabonar-an Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Waaaah! Terima kasih telah menggambar Nesia dlm pakaian Minang! :iconarigatouplz:
Sebagai orang (setengah) Minang, saya tersentuh~
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lemonsnapples Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
This is absolutely gorgeous:heart:
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lemonsnapples Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
It's great that Indonesia is so diverse! China is 92% Han Chinese, and Japan is 99% Japanese, ha ha, so I didn't know anything about diversity growing up.
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ed63 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
Wow!! Semuanya cantik banget :D
Setuju kl Nesia versi asmat cocok jd istri Yolngu XDD

Btw, andai ada gambar asmat!nesia x yolngu!aussie yg versi dewasa, pasti kesannya kyk ada pesta pernikahan adat ;)
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kuroneko3132 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^THIS :XD: gw mendukung jg dah Nesia x Yolngu XDD
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ed63 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Kesesese...ane jg akan mengadakan prosesi upacara adat utk menikahkan mereka berdua :D

Yg ga setuju boleh angkat dua kakinya ke atas XDD
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kuroneko3132 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
... LANJUTKAN. :iconbravoplz:
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Colors-of-Fire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Waaahh... I suka bgt sama Asmat Nesia~! :iconiloveyouplz: Wallaby sama cendrawasihnya keren abiiez!
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Purplace-Oxtail Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
aiya... keren.... ntar kl semester saia udh selesai ntar aku bikinin kostum wayang deh <3
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marimariakutsu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially love the NEsia with YOlngu's tatoos :meow:
Her in the first part , she looks so elegant as a warrior

And again, her in the middle...a shoutout to a certain pairing :w00t:
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CrazzaW Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
*staaaareeee*

Asmat!Indonesia cocok banget di-pair-in sama Yolngu! :iconimseriousplz:

BTW semuanya baguuus! XD
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Satsuki98 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm proud being Indonesian QwQ
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oOToetjeOo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist
ah such wonderful traditional clothes :D i especially like the 4th one from the left ^^ very well done!
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AuFigirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow~!! What a unique and colourful culture you have there, Indonesia~!!!
You're on my travel list~ :D
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thegajeholic Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
saya suka semuanya!! XD
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aldina101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hueee!! Semuanya cantik :icontearplz: awesomeness!! :iconlazycryplz:
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MalaysianOtaku Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Man... So many beautiful clothes OAO
It would be nice if Malaysia actually categorize (West) Malay Malaysians according to their Indonesian decendant-race instead of just' Malay'. That would surely lessen some hatred and culture conflict between Indonesians and Malay Malaysians
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kubotachuu Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
all are so pretty.
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SpeedingTurtle312 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
SO PRETTY *_____*
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dotditadot Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Bagian java sama asmat saya suka banget :heart: ;~;
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aline-azure Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yang dayakk sama javanya...... :love:

Bikin jatuh hati :iconiloveyouplz:
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