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Offerings for Mount Merapi

  • A shadow puppet performance by puppeteer Warjito, who originates from Ngemplak village in Boyolali, Central Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A shadow puppet performance by puppeteer Warjito, who originates from Ngemplak village in Boyolali, Central Java. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A young puppeteer performs during the Mount Merapi offering ritual. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A young puppeteer performs during the Mount Merapi offering ritual. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Female villagers cook tumpeng (rice cones) with side dishes of vegetables for the offering. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Female villagers cook tumpeng (rice cones) with side dishes of vegetables for the offering. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Lencoh male villagers – dressed in beskap (Javanese traditional attire) – carry a buffalo head as an offering to the Mount Merapi crater. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Lencoh male villagers – dressed in beskap (Javanese traditional attire) – carry a buffalo head as an offering to the Mount Merapi crater. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • An elderly villager tries to keep warm. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    An elderly villager tries to keep warm. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  Keyrings depicting Punakawan (deity disguised as the clown servers of a hero) with Petruk as the highlight. Petruk is the Merapi guardian in local folklore. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Keyrings depicting Punakawan (deity disguised as the clown servers of a hero) with Petruk as the highlight. Petruk is the Merapi guardian in local folklore. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Incense smoke accompanies the prayers and sacrifice. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Incense smoke accompanies the prayers and sacrifice. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The head of the buffalo and other offerings are prepared to be carried to the crater for the offering. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The head of the buffalo and other offerings are prepared to be carried to the crater for the offering. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Three men carry incense and offerings near Lencoh village. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Three men carry incense and offerings near Lencoh village. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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