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Jathilan Wonderful Art of Jogjakarta

The society of Yogyakarta recognize the art of jathilan as one of the most popular traditional epic art and amazing performing arts in Yogyakarta Indonesia. Jathilan is a unique and exciting traditional cultural and arts show from Java Yogyakarta. Jathilan is part of the multiculturalism of local culture, behavior of society, and work of people or communities that thrive through the process of learning and adaptation to the environment that serves as a balancer of art activity and local culture for social life.
What is the artistic tradition of traditional Jathilan art?
Epic travelers - Jathilan a Wonderful Art of Jogjakarta
Image Reference: Jathilan Kudho Prasojo
In Yogyakarta "Jathilan" have almost identical elements of knowledge. Society of Yogyakarta, "Jathilan / ꦗꦠꦶꦔꦫꦁ" is also better known as "Kesenian Jathilan, Seni Jathilan, Kesenian Kudho, Kesenian Jotil, Kuda Lumping, Kuda kepang, Jaranan, Jaran Kepang or Bamboo Horse Dance". The society of Yogyakarta know this art isn't only in general information or brochures, but also recognize the type of art, type of dance movement or Jathil and type of music used in this art. Jathilan art is a blend of dance art and webbing bamboo horse property accompanied by epic gamelan instruments as accompaniment of the dance.
"Jathil" is a form of dance on the jathilan; or jathilan art which means people who prance or lots of motion. "Jathil" means of the dance movements / behavior of unusual movement / the way in which one acts / conducts oneself or something that is illustrated in a strange dance behavior. Whereas "Jathilan" is an interpretation of an art name (art a lots of motion and strange movements).
A long time ago jathilan functioning to connect with spirits. But now gradually become the art and entertainment of the people alone, although the elements of sacred or magic is still there. In addition to performing art that has been known to the public has also become a beautiful epic tradition structure to build social value in the field of art and cultural in the society.
What equipment in jathilan art?
Horse / Kudho are one of the most important artistic tools in Jathilan art. Horse in jathilan is a woven bamboo called "Kepang" or webbing bamboo that resembles a horse shape. Dancers perform by using horse webbing, generally colorful and decorated with beads and woven ornament which resembles a horse. Originally jathilan art has horse a black color or mysterious and strange colors, it is said to be a symbolic that the black horse is a rare horse and mystic. During their dance, the dancers carry swords; symbolic of the guarding army. At the time that doesn't allow the woven bamboo can also be replaced with woven coconut leaves. Adults use larger horses, woven weights of approximately 10 - 50 Kg.
The fun of children imitating jathilan art style is also an interesting thing to perform. So the children only use coconut midrib, called "Bongkok". But they only play in their environment, apart from the art of jathilan performance.
Folk art, and cultural core
Jathilan is the best and amazing art a typical value of epic cultural preservation as well as the identity of social-cultural of society in Yogyakarta, especially base the preservation of art, and social-cultural preservation. Jathilan art is one piece of art based on folk art and cultural core (Seni Budaya Inti Rakyat). "Seni Budaya Inti Rakyat" is one piece of art and culture based on community empowerment especially in rural areas. In Yogyakarta; jathilan art is also called folk art or art that can provide prosperity for the people. They build a society with kinship system mainly through "Folk Art" and "Art Performances". The real form of community empowerment in Jathilan art is implemented through the "Paguyuban and mutual cooperation".
Paguyuban is a group or community that is more involved with the art world that has the value of togetherness in building and improving the art, and cultural core of the region. The hope that the welfare of society can be improved through the development of art and culture in rural areas. Jathilan is also a rural social-cultural of epic industry directed to increase the contribution in the development of creative economy. Also optimize the balance between the value of cultural preservation and the creation of economic added value.
In addition jathilan art is one of the rural creative arts that can make an important contribution, but possibly ignored by policies that support the progress and improvement of this art, such as: the procurement of clothing, art instruments (gamelan) and other equipment. They build this Paguyuban based on the intention of respecting and preserving the culture that exist in the area. Their budget is a group-based development, so isn't a few people in Yogyakarta love art and develop this art that almost in every region into a scene in this art.
Amazing art
The society of Yogyakarta are still interested in the traditional art of Lumping horses (Kesenian Kudho) or Jathilan which become cheap art and performance for the society; and Jathilan a wonderful art of Jogjakarta. In addition it also became a means of hobby; So isn't a few of these art lovers who come to watch this artwork for their entertainment. Currently the development of social media (SocMed) for the teenagers to be the most important, especially information about art. So from them isn't hesitate to drive far to watch this art. Another impact of art jathilan is a positive value by the community and the environmentally, so from that many impromptu merchandise to decorate the atmosphere of jathilan performances.
Jathilan is a strategic tool in Yogyakarta tourism development in a tourism destination program focused on the Development of Independent Community Empowerment (Pengembangan Pemberdayaan Masyarakat Mandiri or PPMM). Art tourism is a rustic art that has uniqueness and special characteristics. So as to make it better for the local community by increasing the active participation of the community and encouraging the involvement of the community in developing the tourism sector in Yogyakarta. And then art jathilan can make the tourism actors glance at the concept of tourist visits, so isn't a few actors tourist destinations and folk celebrations into a living reception with this art.
In art jathilan can see and feel directly the values of local wisdom still felt in the daily life of society. So that tourists really feel the atmosphere of this art as in they everyday life. Local wisdom can be found such as community mutual cooperation activities (Gotong Royong). Jathilan art can carry out a wide range of customary activities, and flexible art activities. This art can plan tourism events, preserve the culture through art and art performances jathilan can include several event in their area. So art jathilan many found and is a tourist magnet especially the city of Yogyakarta.
Epic Creative Industry - Jathilan Art
Epic travelers find a list of epic art industries that are currently trend and popular in Yogyakarta. Paguyuban Jathilan is one of the world manifestations of Rural Creative Activities in the aspect of empowering the beautiful art and culture of society. Discover a variety of preservation and conservation tourism-arts activities.
Data Table
The world of Paguyuban Jathilan / ꦗꦠꦶꦔꦫꦁ
(Preservation and Conservation Wisata Jathilan)
Arts and Cultural Preservation
1Jathilan Puspito Wiromo Mudo. Jodag, Mlati, Sleman.Supardi
2Jathilan Lembayung Senja. Jombor Lor, Sinduadi, Mlati, Sleman.Tri Jatmiko
3Jathilan Turonggo Wulung. Tanjung Sumberrejo. Tempel.Tukiran
4Jathilan Mudo Budoyo. Kalirase, Trimulyo, Sleman.Joko Nuryanto
5Jathilan Mustiko Putro. Ngemplak, Sleman.Bambang W
6Jathilan Turonggo Budoyo. Sinduadi Mlati, Sleman.Anwar
7Jathilan Turonggo Cahyo Mudho. Klinyo, Seyegan, Sleman.Agung Suroso
8Jathilan Pancowiseso. Godean, Sleman.Bimo
9Jathilan Sekar Gadung. Bangunkerto, Turi, Sleman.Nursahit
10Jathilan Turonggo Puspito Manunggal. Pakembinangun, Pakem, Sleman.Slamet Budi S
11Jathilan Satrio Mudho Manunggal. Karang Geneng Umbulharjo, Cangkringan, Sleman.Nartukijo
12Jathilan Bekso Among Mudo. Mriyan, Margomulyo, Seyegan, Sleman.Mardiyana
13Jathilan Satrio Utama. Dayakan, Sardonoharjo, Ngaglik Sleman.Suyitno
14Jathilan Giri Kondang. kaliurang Barat, Hargobinangun, Pakem, Sleman.Wahyu Irwanto
15Jathilan Kudho Praneso. Gamping Tengah, Ambar Ketawang, Gamping Tengah, Sleman.-
16Jathilan Krido Budoyo Turonggo Mudo. Gondang Pusung, Cangkringan, Sleman.-
17Jathilan Kudho Praneso Ngesti Turonggo Budoyo. Kragilan, Sinduadi, Mlati, Sleman.-
18Jathilan Turonggo Mudho Cindelaras. Sono, Wedomartani, Ngemplak, Sleman.-
19Jathilan Kudho Prasojo. Tanen, Hargobinangun, Pakem, Sleman.Suroto
20Jathilan Turonggo Mudho Tri Manunggal Gungan. Gungan, Wukirsari, Cangkringan, Sleman.Suparman
You can add a list of "Paguyuban Seni Jathilan" in this column.
* Records: D Hary Junawan
In line with the performance of this jathilan art, this art is also complemented by a show "Jathilan Topeng Buto".
Read also in Exploring the Post Reference: (Jathilan Arts of Yogyakarta - The Buto mask) opens in new window.
What is the traditional dress of jathilan art?
Clothing is the regional epic value of ethnic cultural character. Ethnic character or relating to a population subgroup (within a larger or dominant national or cultural group) with a common national or cultural tradition. Traditional dress of jathilan is has characteristics, and diversity of ethnic cultural character. Jathilan art is similar to kethoprak outfits, Wayang Wong / Ringgit Purwa / Wayang Orang and even some very simple ones. Colorful ornament is the meaning or symbolism of cultural diversity and attractiveness of the audience.
What illustration Jathilan art?
Illustration this Jathilan art is a Soldier Panembahan Senopati or also called is symbolic of the guarding army, cavalry (Pasukan Berkuda or soldiers who fought on horseback), the war training soldiers, and others. His army's main power was based on his cavalry - soldiers ride horses, in addition there is also a growing story about the environment in their area. The theme is played, among others: The Panji, Arya Penangsang, and others, but only symbolized in the art and dance.
Read also in Exploring the Post Reference: (Kethoprak Arts Icon of Jogjakarta) opens in new window.
What are the songs in jathilan art show?
Jathilan songs certainly make travelers feel involved in the dance; and offer various songs that can be displayed in this art.
Jathilan art presents distinctive of music and song, such as: The Campursari song, Dangdut, Pop Java, Pop Indonesian, English songs, regional, national and even international songs. The song is a popular song or a song that is developing and trends in the society environment. So this art of jathilan is more add a vibrant art in the society, especially the epic dance performed, as well as the accompanying traditional music epic.
Jathilan is part of visual the epic-culture industry the core a folk, among others; The aim is to revitalize the habit of doing epic of regional cultural activities, epic of social-cultural or combining social and cultural factors of society and groups of people who do activities in the field of "Epic of social-cultural and the art-cultural core-folk (Seni Budaya Inti Rakyat)". It is becomes a tool of cultural connection of the region and the development of the cultural core that is in the midst of Yogyakarta Society.
Thus the research and journal this time on Javanese epic tradition and performance - Jathilan a Wonderful Art of Jogjakarta. The greet to explore.
Text and Photography by Sahabat YourHappiness
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