Bonge Saleor - When Bamboo Rice Basket Becomes an art

Bonge Saleor : When Traditional Bamboo Rice Basket Becomes an Art

On the hand of creative peoples, something that is mundane can be transformed into a thing that will get people attraction.

Like, Bonge Saleor. This is a name that has just been newly developed in Bogor City, where I live.

It refers to a doll made from traditional bamboo rice baskets that were used in old Indonesia’s culture to serve rice. On the hand of creative minds, the near extinction tools are used to create fish or eel like big puppets that are moved by a person.

The pictures shows Bonge Saleor in action during Bogor Lantern Festival 2018, before the Covid 19 pandemic curbed all activities in the city.

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