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Keeping legacy of Javanese script alive

  • A palace servant walks while slightly bowing as a gesture of respect when passing through the Yogyakarta Kraton. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A palace servant walks while slightly bowing as a gesture of respect when passing through the Yogyakarta Kraton. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • Two textbooks on Javanese script, the Hanacaraka 1 and the Hanacaraka 2, are displayed. The textbooks are the main teaching materials of the course. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Two textbooks on Javanese script, the Hanacaraka 1 and the Hanacaraka 2, are displayed. The textbooks are the main teaching materials of the course. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • A servant opens a textbook on a page containing excepts of a wayang story. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A servant opens a textbook on a page containing excepts of a wayang story. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • A student uses a pencil to aid him in reading Javanese script. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A student uses a pencil to aid him in reading Javanese script. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • A teacher writes the word dibunteli (wrapped) in Javanese script on a white board. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A teacher writes the word dibunteli (wrapped) in Javanese script on a white board. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • A pair of glasses belonging to a student lay on a textbook on Javanese script. Most of the palace servants are old and wear reading glasses. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A pair of glasses belonging to a student lay on a textbook on Javanese script. Most of the palace servants are old and wear reading glasses. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • Participants of a class listen to the teacher, KRT Rinta Iswara, who explains the technique of writing Javanese script. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Participants of a class listen to the teacher, KRT Rinta Iswara, who explains the technique of writing Javanese script. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • A palace servant bows before going home. The tradition is a form of respect within the confines of the palace. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    A palace servant bows before going home. The tradition is a form of respect within the confines of the palace. JP/ Aditya Sagita

  • Palace servants leave the kraton's library, which is being used as a classroom. JP/ Aditya Sagita

    Palace servants leave the kraton's library, which is being used as a classroom. JP/ Aditya Sagita

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