Aesthetic Aspects of Padung-padung as Reference in Design Development of Karo Traditional Jewelry

Ariani, Ariani (2015) Aesthetic Aspects of Padung-padung as Reference in Design Development of Karo Traditional Jewelry. In: Proceeding International Conference on Nusantara Philosophy ( ICNP) : Indigenous Knowledge and Cultural Heritage for the Sustainable Development, 10-11 Nopember 2015, Universitas Gajah Mada.

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Karo of North Sumatra as part of many tribes in Indonesia known has rich variety of arts and cultures. Among them is a unique jewelry named padung- padung. Padung- padung is a kind of earrings with admirably large size and weighing about 1.5-2 kg, represent woman status in Karo society in the past. Among other Karo’s jewelry, padung-padung have a unique and simple ornament. Despite its simplicity, padung-padung contain of philosophy meaning that enrich the custom and tradition of Karo tribe. Today, Padung-padung has not even once ever been used, in fact many Karo’s people especially their youngster not even recognize it. This research aims to acknowledge its future potent role especially from the aesthetic aspects as preference design development that raised its Karo culture. So that, the uniqueness and beauty of padung-padung could appear again and not just ended as part of historical library or hidden and forgotten beneath the present life of Karo civilization. Qualitative research will be conducted respectedly to describe the analyze result, accompanied with hermeneutics approach to describe the aesthetic aspects of padung-padung such as form (structures of shape), content (messages), and appearance. The art and culture of Karo is a representation of Karo high civilization as well as our national civilization, so we should responsibly nurture its well-existence by develop it into the next forms that is not only preservable but also sustainable.

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: 13 Dec 2017 03:47
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2018 00:32

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