Aesthetic Aspects of Padung-Padung as Preference in Karo Souvenir Design

Ariani, Ariani (2017) Aesthetic Aspects of Padung-Padung as Preference in Karo Souvenir Design. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference of Arte-Polis, Singapore.

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Karo of the North Sumatra known as part of many tribes in Indonesia has a rich variety of arts and cultures. Among them is a unique jewelry named padung-padung. Padung-padung is a kind of earrings with an admirably large size and weighing about 1.5–2 kg, representing woman status in Karo society in the past. Despite its simplicity, padung-padung contain philosophy meaning that enriches the custom and tradition of Karo tribe in North Sumatera. Today, padung-padung has not even once ever been used; in fact, many Karo people especially their youngsters do not even recognize it. This research aims to acknowledge its future potent role especially from the aesthetic aspects as a preference of souvenir product design development and can be designed as part of tourism activities, notably cultural tourism in North Sumatera. Qualitative research will be conducted to describe it and analyze its result, accompanied by tourism theories and hermeneutic approach.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculty of Art and Design > Undergraduate Program in Product Design
Depositing User: FSRD Trisakti
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2017 03:18
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 00:33

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