Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2019, 21-22 October 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia

Research Article

Kawung: Acculturation of Culture Decorative Motif Development Java Impact of Indian and Chinese Trade in IX-XV AD Centuries

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294437,
        author={Siti  Maziyah},
        title={Kawung: Acculturation of Culture Decorative Motif Development Java Impact of Indian and Chinese Trade in IX-XV AD Centuries},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2019,  21-22 October 2019, Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2020},
        month={4},
        keywords={kawung javanese indian chinese acculturation trade},
        doi={10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294437}
    }
    
  • Siti Maziyah
    Year: 2020
    Kawung: Acculturation of Culture Decorative Motif Development Java Impact of Indian and Chinese Trade in IX-XV AD Centuries
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.21-10-2019.2294437
Siti Maziyah1,*
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro, Indonesia
*Contact email: mazy_muiz@yahoo.com

Abstract

Trade in India and China in the IX-XV AD centuries in Java led to cultural acculturation recorded on decorative motifs worn by certain statues. One of the decorative motifs is Kawung, which is believed to be a typical Javanese ornamental motif. The problem is, how the process of acculturation of this Kawung motif in Java? The method for tracing this problem uses historical archeology, which uses archaeological data in the form of inscriptions, statues, and literary texts, to trace the acculturation of Kawung ornamental motifs in Java. In addition, the results of similar studies are also used to strengthen the analysis of the existence of cultural acculturation among Java, India and China, related to the Kawung motif. The results show that the Kawung motif is one of the ornamental motifs that has a high exotic value, so that it is liked and developed throughout Asia, not least on Java.