Details of Kraton - Yogyakarta,Indonesia
Posted on : 11 January 2013
Categories : Culture and Heritage
Kraton, or the Sultan's Palace, is a working royal palace of Sultan the 10th. The guards are still working full-time with their swords that have been passed in the family, although they are more the symbolic figures nowadays. For the people of Yogyakarta, the Kraton has been at the heart of their everyday life since the mid 1700s. They made the palace with the imported materials from around the world: marble from Italy, iron from the Netherlands and so on. The big parts of the palace were ruined due to the big earthquake six years ago, and now it's restored. However they tried to keep the original designs of the details. There are exhibits that are open to public: family portraits, the paintings from the important ceremony (such as the circumcision ceremony) treasures that are from the foreign countries and historical items. Especially I liked the details of the palace here and there. The tiles were my favourite. Here I share some of the detail designs from the Sultan's home.