The art of stone carving – Tamanagung Village is one of the center Crafts Stone sculpting is quite famous in Magelang regency, Central Java. Of the 16 hamlets in this village four of whom the majority of the population working as craftsmen chisel stone. The four hamlets is Hamlet Ngawisan, Ngadiretno, Tejowarno, and Prumpung. Hamlet latter is a forerunner of the central Craft Village Stone sculpting Tamanagung. From the past until now this village is known as a stone sculptor using andesite stone as the main material. The choice of andesite stone as a material because the location of this village near the slopes of Mount Merapi, which is a region with abundant rocks. The rocks are from the hot fluid lava that erupted from the mountain and then flows downward, and finally frozen into the rocks.
According to the story, the raw material for the restoration of Borobudur temple was taken from the slopes of Mount Merapi. At that time, Hamlet is a place of transit Prumpung raw material before being taken to Borobudur Temple because it’s a pretty strategic location, which is located right in the middle between the slopes of Mount Merapi to Borobudur Temple. In 1930, three stone carvers from the village are employed by Theodoor Prumpung Var Erp to restore Borobudur Temple. One of the three men are Salim Djajapawiro. From the descendants of this Djajapawiro Salim stone sculpture began to appear and develop in Hamlet Prumpung.
Salim Djajapawiro is touted as a pioneer craft of stone carving
Not only Sidoharjo citizens, residents from other hamlets in Tamanagung and even from surrounding villages had come to develop craft of stone carving in their area. From then on the growth of a stone carving studio in the Village Tamanagung increasingly mushrooming every year. From the year 1960-1970 has been established around 14 studio sculptor, then in 1970-1980 increased to 38 studio, and about 1980 to 1985 increased again to 45 galleries. To date, approximately 5 km along the ring road Muntilan Borobudur, Magelang, there are hundreds of sculptors and stone carving craft entrepreneurs, ranging from young to old. The craftsmen are not only producing various handicraft carving stone in every model, such as miniature temples, Buddha statues, gupala, ganesha, statue antique Vishnu and Shiva, mortar, pestle and mortar, stone furniture, lanterns, fountains, classical arch, relief, and forth.
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