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Traditional ‘pasar sekaten’ toys endure

  • Ganug Nugroho Adi


Surakarta | Mon, February 4 2013 | 11:30 am
Traditional ‘pasar sekaten’ toys endure

For sale: Wooden toy cars and tiger banks are typical of the offerings at the annual pasar sekaten.A fair — that is part of the festival commemorating the birth of the Prophet Muhammad known as pasar sekaten, or alternatively grebeg maulud or grebeg sekaten — is held annually by the Yogyakarta and Surakarta palaces.

This January, the northern square of the Surakarta Palace — where th...


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