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Joko Sri Yono: Preserving ‘wayang beber’

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi


Surakarta | Tue, March 27 2012 | 09:00 am
Joko Sri Yono: Preserving ‘wayang beber’

PREMIUM JP/Ganug Nugroho AdiAs a primary school student in 1962, Joko Sri Yono learned the art of painting illustrated scrolls for storytelling called wayang beber from a classical painter of the Surakarta sultanate, Raden Ngabei Atmosoepomo.

Unsurprisingly, Joko is now well versed in the art and legends of the princes (panji) of East Java’s kingdoms, notably the romance between Dewi Sekartaji an...