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‘Ondel-ondel’ Jakarta’s cultural icon in transformation

  • David Caessarre

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 12 2018 | 03:22 am
‘Ondel-ondel’ Jakarta’s cultural icon in transformation

PREMIUM Properly dressed: A craftsman dresses ondel-ondel figures in colorful costumes.Amid the advancement of digital technology, the culture of indigenous Jakartans, known as Betawi, is slowly fading away.The ondel-ondel puppet dance as a Betawi cultural icon is entering a period of being wiped from the collective memory of contemporary Jakarta.The pair of la...