Eko Yulianto, 39, admires the Hindu temples in Prambanan, Yogyakarta. The tallest one, Siwa Temple, stands 47 meters and has magnificent architecture.
With Mt. Merapi as the background, the temples, built in the 10th century, continuously steal Eko’s heart, a resident of Daleman Lor in Klaten, Central Java.
The temple complex, housing 240 temples in total, is UNESCO World Heritage-listed.
Eko wants to share the temple’s magnificence with everyone, so he makes miniature figurines of the three main temples: Siwa, Brahma and Wisnu.
Starting in 2000, he had made detailed figurines and would produce about 200 per day with the help of his father.
He said he made the figurines because “he wants everyone to know the magnificence of our ancestors’ heritage.” [evi]