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Various traditional West Javanese weapons unique and must be preserved

Getting to know various traditional weapons of  West Java is a form of love for the homeland and state.   As the next generation  of the nation  , the nation’s young men and women may know  different types of homeland cultures to be better preserved.

So cultural heritage will not  fade to posterity later. In reality, Indonesia is indeed a country rich in culture.   Not only traditional  weapons, but also  many folk songs, traditional   clothing, to traditional houses and  so far have been preserved to  improve the nation.

5  traditional weapons of West Java

West Java Province, which is part  of Java Island,  has a variety of unique properties that are really charming.   You can find a variety of unique  old-fashioned  equipment that will  amaze you from time to time.   Previously, these weapons were used  to carry out work activities.

Residents of the West Java province use it for  a  variety of purposes, ranging from hunting, farming  to  as a tool to protect themselves.   Nevertheless, times are constantly evolving.   Traditional weapons are no longer used in everyday life.   Its existence was then preserved and is now stored in various museums.

Some types of  traditional West Javanese weapons are also still owned by the Sundanese people.   The varieties that you can recognize until the modern era are  here.

  1. Bedog

Bedog is a knife-like  weapon.   The size of this thing seems quite large. Most of the inhabitants of the island of Java must be familiar with Bedog.  It reaches 40 cm in  size  and is made of steel and iron. Steel   and iron are then smoothed  out and passed through forging.

  1. Crab

Among the  people of West Java Province  , the  traditional weapon of  West Java is called  ani-ani.   This is an object equipped with pisa eyes   on one side and hand-held wood on  the  other. This tool is used to harvestvegetables from kangkung.   This equipment is also used  to harvest rice.

  1. Congkrang

This weapon  , at first glance, resembles a notch.   The size is easier to understand by hand.  Usually  this  tool  is used in plantations for agriculture.   Congkrang is more often used by women.   Meanwhile, men use hoes more often.

  1. Sulimat

The West Java province is indeed very rich in weapons diversity.   Sulimat is an object for peeling coconuts from the skin. The blade is pointed and sharp so that  it can be used to peel off such a hard scalp.

  1. Gold

The presence of this thing can be quite popular in different regions. This thing is used to perform daily activities. The leaf   is  sharply curved, and the shape is crescent-like.   Its presence is used for pruning shrubs and grasses.

Features of West Java Kujang traditional weapons and their types

To date, you must have known a variety of previous equipment from different regions, including from West Java Province. Namouth actually, what are the benefits? There are various advantages that can be used.

One of  the traditional weapons  of  West  Java is Kujang.   You must be familiar with this thing.   As it turned out, the types are quite varied. Each type has a different function.  Here are some features and types.

Kujang Became a typical Sundanese type of tool.  The Sundaese people even considered that objects contain magical and sacral.   That  is  why they refer to it as  Hyang or Kudi which is an ancient  language.

They consider Kudi or Hyang  to  have supernatural powers.   In the old  Sundanese language, Hyang  is interpreted as a God. Therefore, Kujang is considered  to  have the power  where the power comes from  the gods.

Their sizes vary. Some are  20 cm and others are 25  cm . This thing is used by men.  Historians to scientists conduct research.  The results are amazing.   They say that  the  weapon was used in the 8th century.  To date, the traditional West Javanese weapon has various features such as:

  1. Agricultural implements

Some Sundanese use Kujang for agriculture.   They also use it   to  spread to  prune wild  herbs.

  1. Symbol

Kujang’s weapons are not necessarily used   to perform various activities, but as a symbol.

  1. Släktklenod

This weapon  is also used as protection for weapons in warfare.

  1. Decoration

Many people   in  West Java province so far have weapons from the past to show off in their homes.

How to use traditional West Java weapons in Baliung

In addition to Kujang, Baliung is  one of the former equipment from Sunda that is still preserved today.   The shape of the object  is like an ax, but it already  looks  a little more modern  .   Its function  is  almost like an  ax in general, which is to cut down trees of large size.

So this   equipment  is not only history like traditional equipment .  The Sundanese people still preserve and use it until it enters modern times as now. Those  who  often use it are those who work in forestry.

This thing  has a rather unique shape.   Its size reaches 35 cm if measured  up to the handle . If you  look at it,  the handle of this thing at  first glance looks quite thick. If it is lifted quite sharply.  In this way,  the cutting force it will produce is  really very high.

You can find  the side of the balung with a sharp and thick surface. The long and thick  part  is then secured to  be able to  give scratches to  the bark of the tree  to be cut down.   Even trees with  hard bark  can be scratched with Baliung.

Bandung Museum West Java traditionella vapensamling

In different regions of the country, traditional utensils used since ancient times have really continued to be preserved.   They are placed inside the museum so that the current  generation can still  use and study them.

Well , it turns out   that  not many people know that the Bandung Museum has a collection of historical objects  including traditional weapons from Sunda.   The collection is numerous and amazing.   They are  nicely cared for so that it  is very easy for any visitor to see and learn about them.

You can see various collections of ancient war weapons exactly on the Pakarang Sasusuhan Earth. This museum  is located in Arcamanik KOTA Bandung. The museum is actually owned by Gun Gun Gurnadi.  In addition to being used as  a  museum  , he used it as a residence.

On the first floor you will find a  glass cabinet with a variety of weapons typical of  the West Java province. There are Keris, Kujang and many more.  When you enter the  second floor, you  can see different types of objects that appear in  the  glass cabinet, on the wall, until they are placed on the table.

You will also definitely be surprised when you  enter floor  number 3. On  the floor appear various types of bedogs, kujang and daggers.   The walls of the 3rd floor are almost full of various weapons on display.   Even the  shelves of the  owner were made due to the  fact that the  walls were not enough to show weapons.

The younger generation  can love the  culture and the  motherland through the p era and preserve the diversity of traditional  equipment.   In fact, you can try to use it when the item is really sold.   Preserve the traditional weapons of  West Java to improve the nation.

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