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- MERAPI 2010 ERUPTION

The 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi began in late October 2010. Large eruption columns formed, causing numerous pyroclastic flows down the heavily populated slopes of the volcano. Merapi's eruption was said by authorities to be the largest since the 1870s. Over 350,000 people were evacuated from the affected area. However, many remained behind or returned to their homes while the eruptions were continuing. 353 people were killed during the eruptions, many as a result of pyroclastic flows. The ash plumes from the volcano also caused major disruption to aviation across Java.

- BATIK  (1 new item)

Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap.The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to color selectively by soaking the cloth in one color, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colors are desired

- TEDAK SITEN

“Tedak siten” is a cultural heritage of Javanese ancestors for babies aged about seven or eight months. “Tedak siten” is also known as a “first time touching the ground” ceremony. “Tedak”' means down and “siten” comes from the word 'siti' which means land. “Tedak siten” ceremony is performed in series of events aimed at the baby grows into an independent child. These photos were taken at the Keraton Mangkunegaran Surakarta.

- LASEM MARKET

Lasem is a sub-district in Rembang, Java, Indonesia. It is the second largest city in Rembang regency after the city of Rembang. Lasem is also known as "small China" because it is the earliest Chinese landing town in Java and there is a very large Chinese village scattered in the city of Lasem. In Lasem there is also a gold-plated Buddha statue. In addition Lasem is also known as a santri city, a student town and one of the producers of cashew and mango besides sea products such as salt and shrimp paste. Lasem Batik is very famous for its character as beautiful coastal batik with bold dyeing.