The Woman's Power in Sundanese Culture: The Traditional Houses of Kampung Naga West Java, Indonesia

Damayanti, Tessa Eka (2016) The Woman's Power in Sundanese Culture: The Traditional Houses of Kampung Naga West Java, Indonesia. In: Spirit Pesona Perempuan dalam Seni Pertunjukan Seni Rupa & Sastra. Sunan Ambu Press, Bandung, pp. 179-186. ISBN 978-979-8967-55-9

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In Sundanese culture, woman has the important "space" in the Sundanese cosmology. Sundanese are the largest indigenous ethnic group in the western part of Java Island. Sundanese culture closely relates to Animist, Hindu-Buddhist, and Islam philosophies. It led to the unique creation of the Sundanese traditional houses called Rumah Adat in Kampung Naga where the ancient tradition from their own characteristics which enable the conveyance of tremendous tradition from the past, since the reign of Padjajaran Kingdom to the present. Additionally, it has the ability to accelerate globalization of culture these days. The objectives of this paper are to introduce the woman's power in Sundanese culture, especially within traditional house. The paper employed qualitative investigation with the support of exploratory literature review and Sundanese cosmological concept known as tritangtu become the theoretical theory. The result of this study portrayed that the creation of traditional houses in Kampung Naga does not only serve as shelters, but it also has "breath", "soul" and may embody cosmological value. This paper is prominent in the documentation of Sundanese traditional buildings as one of cultural identity of Indonesia, which will deliver the cultural knowledge to the world wide.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: women, space, sundanese, power, tritangtu
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Depositing User: Perpustakaan Maranatha
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 04:50
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 04:50

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