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Yogyakarta’s ‘andong’ workshops strive to survive

  • Traditional tools: An iron wheel frame needs to be heated constantly during the forging process. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Traditional tools: An iron wheel frame needs to be heated constantly during the forging process. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Delicate work: A repairman carefully chisels a wooden wheel. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Delicate work: A repairman carefully chisels a wooden wheel. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Waiting line: An andong is being fixed. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Waiting line: An andong is being fixed. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Royalty symbols: An andong is waiting to be serviced with an emblem of the Yogyakarta sultanate attached to a wall nearby. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Royalty symbols: An andong is waiting to be serviced with an emblem of the Yogyakarta sultanate attached to a wall nearby. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Measuring point: An andong repairmen uses a pencil to put marks on a wheel that is being fixed. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Measuring point: An andong repairmen uses a pencil to put marks on a wheel that is being fixed. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Getting it done: A repairmen prepares to fix another set of wheels. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Getting it done: A repairmen prepares to fix another set of wheels. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

  • Standarized: Mass-produced spare wheels are ready for assembly. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

    Standarized: Mass-produced spare wheels are ready for assembly. JP/R. Berto Wedhatama

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