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Loro Blonyo: Harmony in coupled sculpture

  •  Tukiran’s daughter-in-law carefully paints the sculpture of the groom. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Tukiran’s daughter-in-law carefully paints the sculpture of the groom. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  Small details are important. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Small details are important. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  Logs used for the sculpture must have a minimum diameter of 50-centimeters. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Logs used for the sculpture must have a minimum diameter of 50-centimeters. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  A piece of wood is carved into a groom. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A piece of wood is carved into a groom. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  •  A chisel is used to carve the wood. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A chisel is used to carve the wood. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Tukiran is working at his workshop in Bobung village, Gunung Kidul regency, Yogyakarta. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Tukiran is working at his workshop in Bobung village, Gunung Kidul regency, Yogyakarta. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Various tools are used to create a sculpture. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Various tools are used to create a sculpture. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The sculptures of the bride and groom are ready for painting. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The sculptures of the bride and groom are ready for painting. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The smallest size of Loro Blonyo is 17-centimeters in height and priced at Rp250,000 (US$18.5). JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The smallest size of Loro Blonyo is 17-centimeters in height and priced at Rp250,000 (US$18.5). JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Watercolor paint is used to decorate the sculptures. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Watercolor paint is used to decorate the sculptures. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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