The Jakarta Post
Kris is a Javanese ceremonial dagger. (Shutterstock/File)
The Pekalongan Arts Council is hosting a painting, photo and kris exhibition at Jetayu Sports Center (GOR Jetayu) and Patiunus Park in Pekalongan, Central Java.
Slated to run until Dec. 3, the exhibition showcases 57 paintings, 46 photos, 32 children’s paintings and 86 kris from the Tojan Aji community. According to tempo.co, some of the displays also come from different cities, including Cirebon in West Java, and Tuban in East Java.
Aside from visiting the exhibition, visitors can also take part in various activities, such as a drawing competition, wayang golek performance and workshops.
The city’s arts council head, Harsana Ragil, said the exhibition was aimed at providing a platform for local artists to showcase their works and preserve local cultures.
Meanwhile, Pekalongan Mayor M. Saelany Machfudz expressed his hope that similar events could be held in the city to help arts and culture development in Pekalongan.
He said Pekalongan had potential in arts and culture, and that the event served as an opportunity to attract tourists to the region. (jes/kes)