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Straight shooters

  • A participant aims for his target in Jemparingan at Taman Sriwedari in Surakarta, Central Java.  JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A participant aims for his target in Jemparingan at Taman Sriwedari in Surakarta, Central Java. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Bows and arrows in Jemparingan are made from petung bamboo and walikukun wood. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Bows and arrows in Jemparingan are made from petung bamboo and walikukun wood. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • A participant prepares one of the five arrows for his round. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    A participant prepares one of the five arrows for his round. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Checking the arrow’s straightness. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Checking the arrow’s straightness. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • The archers return for more attempts after
retrieving their arrows from the targets.  JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    The archers return for more attempts after retrieving their arrows from the targets. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Pulling out misfired arrows from the
backboard. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Pulling out misfired arrows from the backboard. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • An archer releases his arrow. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    An archer releases his arrow. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • From their seated positions in neatly arranged rows, archers aim at the targets. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    From their seated positions in neatly arranged rows, archers aim at the targets. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

  • Youngsters continue the jemparingan tradition of their forefathers. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

    Youngsters continue the jemparingan tradition of their forefathers. JP/ Ganug Nugroho Adi

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