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2018 Klaten ‘Lurik’ Carnival

  • A boy is curious to see lurik made into two big domes. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A boy is curious to see lurik made into two big domes. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • One of the participants dresses up as Goddess Sri during the Klaten Lurik Carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    One of the participants dresses up as Goddess Sri during the Klaten Lurik Carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Participants dressed up as Goddess Sri and wearing lurik sit down prior to the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Participants dressed up as Goddess Sri and wearing lurik sit down prior to the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • A total of 36 participants take part in the carnival, which also commemorates Klaten’s 214th anniversary. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    A total of 36 participants take part in the carnival, which also commemorates Klaten’s 214th anniversary. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • An art installation depicting the process of making lurik is paraded. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    An art installation depicting the process of making lurik is paraded. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • The Goddess Sri and Sadono dance – describing the lives of farmers in Klaten – is performed during the carnival. “Lurik has inspired us that modesty is beautiful,” said fashion observer Edi Sulistyanto. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    The Goddess Sri and Sadono dance – describing the lives of farmers in Klaten – is performed during the carnival. “Lurik has inspired us that modesty is beautiful,” said fashion observer Edi Sulistyanto. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Young girls wear lurik kebaya with natural colors during the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Young girls wear lurik kebaya with natural colors during the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • Thousands of people line up along Jl. Pemuda, Klaten, Central Java, to watch the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    Thousands of people line up along Jl. Pemuda, Klaten, Central Java, to watch the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

  • One of the participants showcases their unique design using lurik and an umbrella during the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

    One of the participants showcases their unique design using lurik and an umbrella during the carnival. JP/Magnus Hendratmo

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